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if we are going to unite with strong , we need a newspaper that helped do that Kevin McCarthy shocking decision to drop out of the leadership race in Congress during the party ended turmoil and raising questions about its ability to govern I mean development on Capitol Hill they got shot now McCarthy would be expected to be the overwhelming favorite he's expected to get more than two hundred out of the party's roughly two hundred fifty votes but in a closed door meeting on Thursday he said that he was not the candidate to bring the party together eat data challenge from two Republicans on the right Daniel Webster of Florida in Jason chapter of Utah both said that they would be a better bet Dan McCarthy to govern the house and what they said was a more inclusive fashion from the bottom up rather than the top down I really do believe it is time for a fresh start at this point the race is wide open both Webster in chapter that they are going to stay in the race he'll would like to be speaker other candidates could emerge now this isn't just bad news for Republicans who are trying to convince voters that they are a reliable back to run Congress in Washington in an orderly fashion in the lead up in next year's our presidential and congressional elections this is also a real question for the country as a whole keep in mind our Congress is going to have to raise the debt ceiling sometime in November it is always a difficult vote Republicans are always reluctant to do it if they don't have a leader it's going to be even more difficult for them to figure out a way to get it done Republicans also are struggling to find a budget deal with president Barack Obama current funding runs out in December eleventh they're gonna have to reach a deal before then or we could face another government shutdown