McCarthy Elected House Majority Leader

ASSOCIATED PRESS

House Majority Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was elected to replace Rep. Eric Cantor as Majority Leader on Thursday, a Republican leadership aide told TPM outside the room.

There was a round of applause inside the room as the results were announced.

McCarthy beat Tea Partier Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) in the House election.

Sahil Kapur contributed reporting

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