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House leader: Republican contest is a ‘two-person’ race

  • 6:13 pm Monday, February 22nd, 2016 by Staff Writer

Ohio Gov. John Kasich says the Republican presidential contest is a four-person race. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says it’s a three-person race. Today House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said it was a two-person race.

In an interview today on Morning Joe on MSNBC, McCarthy said “The bigger advantage is to Trump … I think there’s more than a 50 percent chance he’s the nominee. And I think that’s what’s setting in for a lot of people.”

McCarthy was considered the likely replacement as speaker to John Boehner last fall, but withdrew from consideration after more conservative members of the House challenged him.

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Democrats slam Turner for endorsement of lawmaker who spoke to white supremacist group

  • 11:58 am Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 by Staff Writer

U.S. Rep. Mike Turner drew criticism from local Democrats for endorsing Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise for a House leadership position Tuesday.

In 2002, Scalise spoke to the European American Unity and Rights Organization formed by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke.

“Steve Scalise and the David Duke wing of the Republican Party do not represent the values of Montgomery County and the Ohio 10th Congressional District,” said Owens. “If Mike Turner believes that a person who admires the beliefs of the leader of the Ku Klux Klan is right for leadership in this country, he has lost touch with the voters [More]