It's official: Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is running for Speaker of the House.
On Friday, Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) announced that he will resign from Congress at the end of October.
BREAKING: Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California announces his candidacy for House Speaker.— The Associated Press (@AP) September 28, 2015
McCarthy is the first representative to declare candidacy. He has served in Congress since 2007. He is currently the House Majority Leader.