Democrat Porter Up 261 Votes In California-45

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With Speaker Paul Ryan retiring and the House majority gone, the race for minority leader was McCarthy's to lose Wednesday. With Democrat Katie Porter having defeated incumbent Republican Rep. Mimi Walters in the 45th congressional district, Democrats have now flipped five GOP-held House seats in the Golden State.

He fended off a challenge from Jim Jordan, the co-founder of the conservative House Freedom Caucus.

On Thursday, McCarthy sought to downplay Republican losses in the House. "We have a lot of room to grow", he said.

Cornyn added: "I think we ought to try to be a little bit more pragmatic about how much money can reasonably be spent to do what the president wants to do within the time period the appropriation is created to cover".

"Tone matters a lot where we're going", he said.

The talks come following midterm elections where Democrats retook the majority in the House of Representatives in a sharp rebuke to Trump. Ben Ray Lujan, a New Mexico Democrat who led midterm campaign efforts.

314 Action, the advocacy group pushing for more scientist-politicians, spent about $2.5 million through its political action committee this cycle.

McCarthy says Bloomberg "focused on women who were Republican".

California Republicans just lost their last major hope of holding onto some control in the ever-deepening blue state.

McCarthy, 53, prevailed 159-43, according to the House press gallery.

Rep. Liz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, is running unopposed for the position of Republican conference chair, the third-ranking position in the leadership hierarchy with Republicans in the minority. Orrin Hatch as the Senate's President Pro Tempore, a position that typically goes to the most senior lawmaker and puts him in the line of presidential succession.

Jordan says Republicans must be prepared to fight investigations of Trump and his administration that House Democrats plan when they have the majority in January.

Liz Cheney ran unopposed for the No. 3 spot, after criticizing Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.) in a dear colleague letter on November 7. "He told me not to screw it up", she said.

"Congressman McCarthy is one of the foremost champions of 'Micah's Law, ' compassionate, popular legislation to stop painful late-term abortions after five months of pregnancy, which passed with overwhelming support in the House previous year under his leadership".

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was elected to another term as party leader. Both were selected by acclamation.

As the Florida Senate race between Sen.

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. If she wins, she will be the first Korean American woman elected to Congress. As of Wednesday afternoon it was not clear where Jordan or Meadows would land. Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, the Freedom Caucus chairman, called it a "gentlemanly" debate.

"I think we're entering a world we haven't really seen", Jordan said, according to NPR.

"This portrait of newly elected members of Congress is striking", New York Times congressional correspondent Sheryl Gay Stolberg noted, sharing a handout of the members-elect photos on Twitter.

The historic number of women and minority Democratic candidates elected to public office mirrored the sway of voters in the midterm election.

"We used to own the suburbs", King said.

McCarthy relishes an underdog role, which channels the spirit of his hometown of Bakersfield in California's central valley, where he worked his way up from a congressional aide. McCarthy's supporters see him as an effective strategist and fundraiser.

But after eight years of GOP control, the tea party class of 2010 is long gone. "He's a savant at making friends", Massie said, "probably not at running the country".

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