California's Kevin McCarthy is out. What now?
At least a dozen lawmakers have been mentioned as possible replacement candidates.
At least 12 names have been floated as possible replacements for Speaker John Boehner, after Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) announced suddenly Thursday that he was dropping out of the race.
Few of the candidates being mentioned have broad appeal among the severely divided majority.
They include Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista) and Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.)
Paul Ryan is the pick of the moment. Just one problem.