Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., shown here in a photo from 2011, thanked fellow Republicans Friday for their support against claims that she and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy were having an affair. Both deny the claims, which became a dramatic backdrop to McCarthy’s decision not to run for House speaker.
Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., shown here in a photo from 2011, thanked fellow Republicans Friday for their support against claims that she and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy were having an affair. Both deny the claims, which became a dramatic backdrop to McCarthy’s decision not to run for House speaker. Harry Hamburg AP
Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., shown here in a photo from 2011, thanked fellow Republicans Friday for their support against claims that she and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy were having an affair. Both deny the claims, which became a dramatic backdrop to McCarthy’s decision not to run for House speaker. Harry Hamburg AP

Rumors of extramarital affair drove speaker’s race drama

October 09, 2015 07:14 PM

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