The defeat of #2 Republican Eric Cantor in a primary opens the lucrative role of House majority leader and candidates are angling for what should be a quick contest.

The New York Times has a rundown on the candidates and the favorites are 3# Republican Kevin McCarthy of California and House Rules Committee chairman Pete Sessions of Texas. They also say Jeb Hensarling of Texas and Georgia representatives Tom Price and Tom Graves are potential challengers.

Republicans aim finish the race before the July 4 recess.