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The election to select a House Speaker nominee has been put on hold as House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy drops out of the race.

FOX News Radio's Jared Halpern has details from Capitol Hill:

Just as House Republicans were gathering for a closed-door conclave to select a nominee to replace John Boehner, Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy dropped out saying he's not the one... delaying any vote for House Speaker indefinitely.

McCarthy was the front-runner, but did not have the support of dozens of Conservative lawmakers who had thrown there support behind little known Florida Republican Daniel Webster.

It left in doubt if anyone could muster the full 218 votes needed to win the Speaker's gavel when the full House votes later this month. That vote is scheduled for October 29th... one day before Boehner has said he's stepping down.

On Capitol Hill, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.