WASHINGTON (Gray DC) - The people voters elect to Congress in Tuesday's elections will be tasked with choosing the next Speaker of the House.
That's because Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) is leaving Congress in about two months.
George Washington University political expert Matt Dallek says Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is the favorite if Republicans maintain House control.
He says Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is the favorite if Democrats win control.
He also says both could face challenges from within their respective parties.
A new speaker will be chosen after the new Congress is sworn in. That happens in the first week of January.