WASHINGTON — It was halfway by means of Consultant Kevin McCarthy’s drawn-out battle for the Home speakership when Consultant Jodey C. Arrington of Texas, one in every of his public supporters, started quietly approaching colleagues to see whether or not they could be open to backing his No. 2, Consultant Steve Scalise of Louisiana, as a substitute.

The help was not there. When Mr. Arrington, a fourth-term Republican who chairs the Funds Committee, floated the thought with Consultant Jim Banks of…


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