Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck departing for AHIP

Brendan Buck will serve as lead spokesman for an association representing health insurers.

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McCarthy consolidating support for House majority leader as race for whip intensifies

(Bill O'Leary / The Washington Post)

With Californian expected to replace Cantor, race for job of House whip is open and unpredictable.

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Kevin McCarthy moving quickly in race to succeed Eric Cantor

(J. Scott Applewhite / AP)

Relying on allies, the House whip is asserting momentum and hoping to seal the deal quickly.