Andy Biggs to challenge Kevin McCarthy for speaker on House floor

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Rep. Andy Biggs announced Tuesday that he would challenge Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for speaker on the House floor in January. 

Biggs, R-Ariz., announced his intention to oppose McCarthy in an op-ed with the Daily Caller.

“We cannot let this all too rare opportunity to effectuate structural change pass us by because it is uncomfortable to challenge the Republican candidate who is a creature of the establishment status quo, or because the challenge is accompanied by some minimal risk,” wrote Biggs.