House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, left, squeezes behind outgoing House Speaker John Boehner at the start of a news conference on Capitol Hill last month. McCarthy is the favorite to succeed the retiring Boehner as speaker. House Republicans are scheduled to make their choice Thursday.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, left, squeezes behind outgoing House Speaker John Boehner at the start of a news conference on Capitol Hill last month. McCarthy is the favorite to succeed the retiring Boehner as speaker. House Republicans are scheduled to make their choice Thursday. Carolyn Kaster AP
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, left, squeezes behind outgoing House Speaker John Boehner at the start of a news conference on Capitol Hill last month. McCarthy is the favorite to succeed the retiring Boehner as speaker. House Republicans are scheduled to make their choice Thursday. Carolyn Kaster AP

Countdown: House speaker’s race by the numbers

October 02, 2015 2:19 PM