Republican Kevin McCarthy to become next House minority leader

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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.

Republicans haven't had a woman in their leadership ranks in almost a decade, since Alaska Sen. Murkowski went on to twice win re-election in Alaska and chairs the Senate Energy Committee. Last week, she held about a 3-point lead over Democrat Gil Cisneros with about 150,000 votes counted.

It wasn't clear if Scott would appear for the photo eight days after Election Day.

Democrats have accused Republicans of manoeuvring to prevent full vote tallies, while Trump told The Daily Caller that voter fraud had tipped the contest into chaos. The GOP side of the aisle will be made up of 90 percent white men in the new Congress - an imbalance he blamed on billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's election spending to help Democrats.

Democrats re-elected their party leadership by acclamation during a closed-door meeting Wednesday. Dick Durbin remains party whip, Washington Sen. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, the top Democrat on the committee and a former chief psychiatric nurse, is already jockeying to become the next chair. It will be McConnell's seventh term and Schumer's second.

He won a new term by acclamation Wednesday.

In an analysis of the vote, the inside-Washington online publication The Hill stated: "Senate Republicans saw Ernst as someone who might be a better communicator for the conference on television, while Fischer garnered praise as someone who worked diligently behind the scenes to build relationships with members of GOP leadership".

In 2004, Thune of South Dakota stunned the political world when he knocked off the powerful Democratic leader, Sen. She faces GOP Sen.

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The 27-year-old golfer updated her Twitter account name to #Ladkiwale, and also added the hashtag to her Instagram bio. Media reports peg the total estimate cost of staying at Villa Balbianello at Rs 1,73,25,000 for the entire week.

Minnesota Governor-elect Tim Walz celebrates during the election night event by the Democratic Party, Nov. 6, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn.

As expected, Senate Republican leader Mitchell McConnell of Kentucky and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY will continue in their positions. Bill Nelson, and a recount is ongoing. The California Democrat says, "Come on in". Trump relented under pressure, in part because he was promised that Republicans would work to secure the money in early December.

It was the fifth Republican-held House seat picked up by California Democrats.

"Our six new Republican senators allow us to continue our majority and we'll be heading across the way shortly to elect the leadership team for the next two years", McConnell said. He won by 159-43 among House Republicans. "Porter's campaign ― focused on unifying Californians and checking President Trump ― was pitch flawless for riding this national wave all the way from a Republican district in California to the seat of power in Washington".

Following the midterm election loss of the majority, Jordan sent a letter to colleagues where he promoted his bid to become Republican leader, in which he argued that the House GOP "have largely been conducting "business as usual" for the past two years, and we just paid the price". Jordan called for House Republicans to fight with the same "intensity" as President Donald Trump on his priorities.

The race for minority leader is McCarthy's to lose Wednesday.

"There's overwhelming support for leader Pelosi to be speaker of the House", Rep.

Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby, Ala., and other GOP leaders met with Trump on Thursday about ways to fund the government.

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