Kevin McCarthy Faces A Likely Bruising Path To Speaker Of The House : The NPR Politics Podcast It could be the most rancorous contest for Speaker of the House in the modern Congress — even though there is no clear alternative candidate. What will the process look like and what concessions might McCarthy have to make to secure the top job?

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Kevin McCarthy Faces A Likely Bruising Path To Speaker Of The House

Kevin McCarthy Faces A Likely Bruising Path To Speaker Of The House

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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) answers questions at the U.S. Capitol February 7, 2017 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) answers questions at the U.S. Capitol February 7, 2017 in Washington, DC.

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It could be the most rancorous contest for Speaker of the House in the modern Congress — even though there is no clear alternative candidate. What will the process look like and what concessions might McCarthy have to make to secure the top job?

This episode was produced by Elena Moore and Casey Morell. It was edited by Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi. Research and fact-checking by Katherine Swartz.

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