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Rep. Hensarling not running for majority leader

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va., walks with Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga. after the final votes of the week in the House, Thursday, June 12, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Republicans are jockeying for position after Cantor's stunning primary defeat to an underfunded and unknown political newcomer in the Virginia primary Tuesday. Cantor announced Wednesday that he will resign his leadership post at the end of next month, clearing the way for a potentially disruptive Republican shake-up just before midterm elections with control of Congress at stake. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — The contest to fill the vacuum left by the lightning downfall of Rep. Eric Cantor narrowed on Thursday as Rep. Jeb Hensarling said he will not run for Cantor’s vacated post as House majority leader.

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