Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is the only candidate left in the race to succeed Eric Cantor as House majority leader after Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Tex.) dropped out of the race Thursday night. “After thoughtful consideration and discussion with my colleagues, I have made the decision to not continue my run for House majority leader," Sessions said in a statement. "Today, it became obvious to me that the measures necessary to run a successful campaign would have created unnecessary and painful division within our party." Earlier Thursday, Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Tex.) also dropped out of the race.