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House GOP picks Kevin McCarthy as majority leader

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House Republicans Tuesday voted to install their chief vote counter as the new majority leader, rejecting a more conservative but slightly less experienced opponent. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, 49, of California, who was elected in 2006 and now serves as House majority whip, will succeed current Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., who plans to step down from the position on July 31. Cantor suffered a...

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