Who’s next after Speaker Ryan? Battle for power looms in GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are at risk of plunging into a messy leadership battle after the November election because they lack a clear heir apparent to the retiring speaker, Paul Ryan.

President Donald Trump signaled he’d be happy with next-in-line Kevin McCarthy, the majority leader and a longtime ally Trump calls “My Kevin.”

But Trump is also saying kind words about the No. 3 Republican, Steve Scalise. And there’s a third lawmaker in the mix: conservative Rep. Jim

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