WASHINGTON – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy — a possible successor to Paul Ryan — will appear at a fundraiser Wednesday for Rick Scott's Senate campaign.

Ryan has endorsed McCarthy as the next House speaker but others are angling for the job and Republicans will have to hold the chamber in a challenging midterm environment.

On Thursday, Scott will raise money along side heavy hitters such as Haley Barbour, Charlie Black, Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn.

Scott does not plan public appearances during his visit.

Correction: An earlier version of this blog identified Jeff Miller as the former Florida Congressman, who is now a lobbyist. The Jeff Miller hosting the event is a lobbyist and former campaign manager for Rick Perry's presidential run.