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McCarthy announces bid for minority leader

McCarthy announces bid for minority leader

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Wednesday officially announced he plans to run for minority leader following the GOP’s loss of the lower chamber in the midterm elections.
McCarthy, who is already the front-runner in the race, sent out a letter to colleagues touting his efforts to mitigate losses, asserting he “helped build a majority from a deeper hole” and will lead Republicans back into the majority.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), a leading voice in the conservative House Freedom Caucus, is also vying for the top GOP position in the lower chamber.
Jordan argues the party needs a leadership overhaul if they are going to win back the House in 2020.
Both Jordan and McCarthy are close allies of President Trump.