Last remaining seats to the Jpost 2017 Annual Conference! Get your special offer now

Sessions quits race for US House majority leader

ByREUTERS
June 13, 2014 04:40

Republican US Representative Pete Sessions said on Thursday night he was dropping out of the race for House majority leader, leaving just one candidate in the contest to replace Eric Cantor.

"After thoughtful consideration, I made the decision to not continue my run for House Majority Leader," the Texas lawmaker said in a statement. "Today, it became obvious to me that the measures necessary to run a successful campaign would have created unnecessary and painful division within our party.



His decision leaves Representative Kevin McCarthy of California as the only lawmaker known to be lobbying for the No. 2 Republican position in the House of Representatives.

Share this article via
from around the web
Related Content
Breaking news
April 26, 2017
Report: Turkey issues warrants for 3,224 people over alleged links to failed coup

By REUTERS

Top Stories
Israel Weather
  • 15 - 29
    Beer Sheva
    16 - 24
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 17 - 28
    Jerusalem
    15 - 22
    Haifa
  • 20 - 35
    Elat
    19 - 33
    Tiberias