Democrat leads in last undecided House race

California Congressman Kevin McCarthy has defeated Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan for House Minority Leader in the new Congress. McCarthy now serves as House Majority Leader, which will change in January after Democrats took control of the lower chamber on Election Day.

Trump and McCarthy have spoken about leadership races recently, territory that Presidents usually avoid so not as to seem like they're alienating members of their own party.

In the wake of Democrat control, McCarthy is being praised for his pro-life principles.

Most lawmakers, though, gave Mr. McCarthy, who has served as majority leader since 2014 and on the leadership team since 2009, the benefit of the doubt. I am proud of their parts of America that are embracing the strengths of these magnificent women, who will lead us forward.

This means the House could launch investigations into Trump's finances, including going after his tax returns, as well as launch a probe into Trump's relationship with the Russian government, which Trump has denied any collusion with in his bid to capture the White House. Porter's support for reinstating the deduction earned her the backing of the influential California and National Realtors Associations, which spent heavily on her behalf.

Elections Wednesday will also determine party leadership in the Senate. It will be McConnell's seventh term and Schumer's second.

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McCarthy is now the House Majority Leader, the No. 2 position under House Speaker Paul Ryan, who is retiring at the end of the year. "But if they are just interested in increasing taxes and attacking the president, I think they will overreach and hand us back the majority". Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, was elected to the third-ranking position in the GOP hierarchy and will be the next Republican conference chair.

Democrats now have won five GOP seats in California, and Republicans are being threatened in another race that still is too close to call. Bill Nelson and his GOP challenger, Gov. Rick Scott, heads to a manual recount, a federal judge called the state's election processes "the laughing stock of the world".

Senate Democrats also maintained their basic leadership, with Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer of NY winning another term after limiting his party's losses last week. John Cornyn of Texas, who was term-limited under conference rules.

Lawmakers elected to new positions include South Dakota Sen. But since his election, he has changed course, saying instead the money must come from Congress and USA taxpayers.

Public opinion expert Karlyn Bowman of the American Enterprise Institute also noted that independent voters this year told exit pollsters they supported Democrat House candidates over Republicans this year by a margin of 52 to 42 percent.

Asked whether Mr. Trump's combative style hurt his party in the midterm elections, where Democrats won control of the House, McCarthy said he is focused on moving from campaign modern to policy mode.

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