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Who is Pete Sessions and why is he running for House Speaker?

Sessions is the longest-serving representative running to become U.S. House Speaker. He previously led the House Republican campaign arm through a record-breaking victory, but he still faces a steep battle to secure the gavel.

U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Waco, speaks at a rally in College Station on Oct. 28, 2020. Sessions, then a candidate to return to the U.S. House, joined U.S. Sen. John Cornyn at the campaign stop, part of the senator's statewide bus tour.

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