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Who Will Replace John Boehner? Former House Speaker Shares His List of Likely Contenders for the GOP Leadership Position

"Clearly, I think, Kevin McCarthy is the most likely next speaker."

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Friday shared a short list of lawmakers who he believes will be among those considered to replace John Boehner as speaker of the U.S. House.

“Clearly, I think, Kevin McCarthy is the most likely next speaker because he is majority leader, he is very widely popular, he is a very smart guy,” Gingrich said.

Gingrich also said Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) would be a very “formidable” choice if he decided to run. However, Ryan announced earlier on Friday he does not want Boehner’s gavel.

He went on to list Reps. Tom Price (R-Ga.), Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Pete Sessions (R-Texas) as possible choices.

Scalise is expected to run for House speaker, sourced told the Times-Picayune.

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