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A North Carolina Congressman’s Letter Clouds McCarthy’s Leadership Withdrawal 

By Michael Doyle, Oct 08, 2013 McClatchy DC

WASHINGTON  - A North Carolina congressman threw confusion over House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s sudden departure from the speaker’s race with a letter he later insisted had nothing to do with McCarthy at all.

As reporters and lawmakers alike scrambled Thursday to understand precisely why McCarthy withdrew from a race he had been expected to win, the missive from Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., seemed to some a relevant piece of evidence.

Jones, who has had troubled relations with House GOP leaders, warned in his letter that House members with “skeletons in their closet” should stay away from leadership races.

The two former House members from the 1990s that Jones cited as examples, Republicans Newt Gingrich and Bob Livingston, were both revealed to have engaged in extramarital affairs.

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