Kevin McCarthy to Run for House Speaker

California representative Kevin McCarthy, who is currently the House majority leader, announced his decision to run for House Speaker Monday. "We can't ignore the differences that exist, but we can and must heal the divisions in our conference with work, time, and trust. That is why I have decided to run for Speaker of the House and graciously ask for your support," he said in an emailed statement. Former Speaker John Boehner announced his decision to resign on Friday.