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Mark Meadows' influence looms large in race to succeed Paul Ryan

Susan Ferrechio and David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., the influential leader of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, is poised to play a major role in deciding the next speaker if House Republicans maintain the majority in November. Meadows holds considerable influence over a faction of more than three dozen lawmakers whose votes would be critical to ensuring the election of a Republican speaker, which requires a full House vote. Republicans can't elect the speaker of their choice without a significant portion of the HFC.

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