House Republicans Elect Leaders

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June 19, 2014 AT 9:47 AM
House Republicans set out to shuffle their leadership lineup on Thursday in elections that highlighted a wider struggle inside a party divided between the establishment and red-state, tea party forces. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, a fourth-term lawmaker from California, expressed confidence he would win his race to become majority leader, and not even his rival disputed the prediction. The elections followed a brief, one-week campaign set in motion a week ago, after the current majority leader, Rep.