House Republicans Choose Rep. Kevin McCarthy as Minority Leader

House Republicans Choose Rep. Kevin McCarthy as Minority Leader

"Congressman Kevin McCarthy is a great friend to the pro-life movement and we congratulate him on his election to serve as House Minority Leader", Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser released in a statement.

In returns Thursday, Cisneros climbed into a 941-vote lead, after Kim held the early lead.

Looming in the background of all of these contests, however, is the remaining leadership contest, which isn't expected to take place until after Thanksgiving: The race for the Speaker's gavel in the House of Representatives, which Democrats will control for the first time in almost a decade.

House Democrats will not hold their leadership elections until after Thanksgiving.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been elected to another term as GOP leader.

"Republicans lost women, minorities and suburban voters across the country by such margins that it should worry every Republican candidate in 2020 and President Trump", Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), flipped a GOP-held seat in California's traditionally Republican Orange County.

California Republicans, who had a really bad midterm election, did get one good piece of news today, as Kevin McCarthy was elected House Minority Leader in a surprisingly easy 159-43 victory over conservative leader Jim Jordan of OH, a founding member of the ever-fractious House Freedom Caucus.

Thune, who was the No. 3 leader, takes over for Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, who was term-limited under conference rules.

The US probably hasn't had a fair election in many years and this steal sounds the death knell of its democracy, since Trump seems strangely passive and can not or will not interfere.

Asked about the opposition Wednesday, Pelosi noted the lack of a challenger. Roy Blunt will be the party's policy chairman.

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The result, and the state's growing Latino population, solidified Arizona as a battleground moving forward. McSally hammered Sinema over her former liberal stances and claimed she was pretending to be a centrist.

While frustration at upward mobility is a widespread gripe among House Democrats, and even some of Pelosi's supporters acknowledge there is not a deep bench to replace her, no one else is yet running for House Speaker. Jerry Nadler of NY.

"We will work with anybody across that aisle if they are there to work to move America forward, but let me very clear: If their agenda is simply investigations, impeachment and not focused on the hardworking American public, we will be there to defend the American public", Mr. McCarthy said.

Jordan, a pugnacious conservative and former Division I college wrestling champion, ran against McCarthy -- and the current slate of GOP leaders.

Walker branded the House GOP as the party of the future, noting the average age of the likely top three leaders on the Democratic side are a combined average of 78 years old.

And unlike some other Republicans in vulnerable seats, Walters stuck with Trump on his two major legislative initiatives ― the failed bid to repeal the ACA, as well as the tax cut bill that became law.

The race for minority leader is McCarthy's to lose Wednesday.

They two encountered questions and finger-pointing during a private meeting with lawmakers Tuesday night as the GOP sorted through the midterm defeat that put Democrats in the majority next year.

The race for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination appears to be wide open.

Elections Wednesday will also determine party leadership in the Senate.

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