"He did it in IN and his colleagues seem to like the idea of putting a Marine on the job for them in 2020". McCarthy doesn't dole out those positions - that's for the House GOP Steering Committee - but plenty of people on the Steering Committee are loyal to McCarthy and would heed his word.
After defeating Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, the conservative House Freedom Caucus co-founder, McCarthy will be tested by Republicans on and off Capitol Hill who remain angry and divided after their midterm losses, and split over how best to move forward.
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House Republicans quietly lifted Steve Scalise to the No. 2 leadership position (he retains the same title, Whip), while electing Liz Cheney - you-know-who's daughter - to the No. 3 position as chair of the House GOP Conference.
McCarthy, a California Republican, has cultivated a relationship with Mr. Trump. As of Wednesday afternoon it was not clear where Jordan or Meadows would land. Debbie Stabenow of MI was re-elected as Democratic policy committee chair.
McCarthy made that argument too, lawmakers said, suggesting that those who lost their races - or came close to losing - didn't work hard enough to sell the GOP's message.
"He's been at the forefront of the fight throughout these last two years, when quite honestly, the rest of the folks around this place weren't interested", Rep. Scott Perry, R-PA, a Jordan ally, told ABC News.
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In the letter announcing his bid for minority leader, McCarthy wrote that House Republicans "need to lay the groundwork to regain the majority so that we can continue working alongside President Trump to fulfill our promise to fundamentally change Washington". "I helped build a majority from a deeper hole than this and I have what it takes to do it again".
Just north in the 39th Congressional District, Democrat Gil Cisneros pulled ahead of his Republican opponent, Young Kim.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is running to take over next year's shrunken caucus in closed-door elections that will set the tone for the new Congress.
The Democrats seeking to stop Pelosi's rise claim they have the votes to block her. Rep. Kurt Schrader of OR has said Pelosi "doesn't have the votes" to become speaker again, in part because of the newly elected members who have promised to oppose her.
"I'm going to be speaker", Mrs. Pelosi said Wednesday. "Any President in their first off-year election, on average, loses more than 30 seats".