Democrat Porter Up 261 Votes In California-45

Robert F. Bukaty  APRep. Bruce Poliquin speaks at a news conference Tuesday Nov. 13 2018 in Augusta Maine

The California congressman elected by House Republicans to lead their minority caucus next year acknowledges that the GOP took a beating in America's suburbs in midterm elections but promises a comeback.

McCarthy is now the House Majority Leader, the No. 2 position under House Speaker Paul Ryan, who is retiring at the end of the year.

"We think he's absolutely our best political strategist, our best fundraiser, our best recruiter", said Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma.

Along with Paul Ryan and former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, McCarthy was one of the party's "Young Guns", poised to be the next generation of GOP leadership on Capitol Hill.

Mr. McCarthy, who trounced conservative challenger Rep. Jim Jordan of OH in the House leader's election, promised cooperation with Democrats - up to a point. This year, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of MI made history as the first Muslim women elected to Congress, while Davids of Kansas and Deb Haaland of New Mexico will be the first Native American women. "We have a lot of room to grow", he said.

Ernst on Wednesday called her election to leadership "a great honor".

Senate Democrats also maintained their basic leadership, with Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer of NY winning another term after limiting his party's losses last week.

"The electoral tide nearly always pulls against the president's party during his first midterm election, and this year's tide was especially strong because President Trump has been especially divisive", said Matthew Beckmann, a political scientist at the University of California, Irvine.

Schumer says Trump and Scott "are trying to shut down the election because they're afraid" of a Nelson victory.

"Donald Trump did very well in Red (Republican) states, in rural places, in smaller cities", John Fortier of the Bipartisan Policy Center said.

Texas voters also saw former El Paso County Judge, Veronica Escobar, and state Senator Sylvia Garcia of Houston defeat their Republican opponents, making history as the first Latinas elected to represent the state in the U.S. House. "Now we can all get back to work and get things done!" Roy Blunt of Missouri are expected to take over the third- and fourth-ranking spots.

Trump, who is close to McCarthy but also friendly with Jordan, largely stayed on the sidelines in the intraparty House contest.

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. But since his election, he has changed course, saying instead the money must come from Congress and US taxpayers.

Mr Trump alleged that some fraudsters were changing their hats or shirts and coming back to vote a few times, although Republican election officials in Florida said that they had seen no evidence of this. Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, the Freedom Caucus chairman, called it a "gentlemanly" debate.

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