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Kevin McCarthy Pulls Support Of District 10 Candidate Ted Howze

Sacramento Bee-


The U.S. House’s top Republican on Tuesday withdrew his support for a Central California congressional candidate over derogatory online posts about Muslims and Hillary Clinton that the candidate says he did not write.

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy rescinded his support for Ted Howze in light of the “disappointing comments,” spokesman Drew Florio said Tuesday.

“As the leader has previously stated, hateful rhetoric has no place within the Republican Party,” Florio said.

Howze, who is facing freshman Democrat Josh Harder in the farm belt’s swing 10th District, lost the support last week of the California Republican Party and the campaign arm of House Republicans, the National Republican Congressional Committee

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