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Sahil Kapur

Sahil Kapur is TPM's senior congressional reporter and Supreme Court correspondent. His articles have been published in the Huffington Post, The Guardian and The New Republic. Email him at sahil@talkingpointsmemo.com and follow him on Twitter at @sahilkapur.

Articles by Sahil

Eric Cantor, next Republican National Committee chairman?

Former RNC chair Michael Steele thinks it's a possibility after the House majority leader was defeated Tuesday in a Virginia Republican primary.

"With the upcoming presidential election, there's a lot of interest in Eric Cantor serving as national chairman of the RNC," Steele said Saturday on MSNBC's "Up With Steve Kornacki."

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House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has cleared the field to succeed Eric Cantor as majority leader in the June 19 election.

His chief rival, House Rules Committee Chair Pete Sessions (R-TX), dropped his bid on Thursday night, paving the way for the whip to ascend to the No. 2 spot.

Sessions fretted "unnecessary and painful division" within the House GOP if he were to run and called for Republican unity.

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