Elizabeth Warren Protégé Katie Porter Wins Southern California House Race

Chip Somodevilla  Getty ImagesGov. John Kasich participates in a Brookings Institution event on Oct. 10 2018 in Washington

Chip Somodevilla Getty ImagesGov. John Kasich participates in a Brookings Institution event on Oct. 10 2018 in Washington

House Republicans chose Rep. Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) for the role of House minority leader on Wednesday, and elevated Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) to GOP conference chairperson.

In McCarthy, Republicans have boosted one of the party's strongest fundraisers and campaign strategists to replace retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan, who also has an encyclopedic knowledge of Republican members' families and districts. With Democrat Katie Porter having defeated incumbent Republican Rep. Mimi Walters in the 45th congressional district, Democrats have now flipped five GOP-held House seats in the Golden State.

The main House committee overseeing science policy will now be controlled by Democrats and is expected to be chaired by a lawmaker who has already vowed to break with the prior GOP leadership's antiscience positions.

Should Cisneros' lead hold up, it will be yet another Democratic win in the week and a half since Election Day and would further increase the Democratic gains in the House of Representatives.

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McCarthy, a California Republican, has cultivated a relationship with Mr. Trump. "The American people demand it - thats what they want, thats how they voted, and we need to listen to them". "That's going to be the Steering Committee's call, and certainly as we look at that they will be making those decisions after Thanksgiving", he said.

"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.

"This was a great victory for us", Trump told reporters at the White House.

Walters was also hurt by her support for the Republican tax bill, which altered state and local deductions at a huge cost to California homeowners - particularly in the wealthy enclaves of Orange County. "If there are variables and things that are offered to us of course we'll consider them, but I think our position is pretty sound and understandable".

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While the faces of Democratic Senate leadership remained largely the same, Republicans saw a shake-up due to term limits and retirements.

Porter is the first Democrat elected to the traditionally Republican district, which was created in 1983.

Democrats also won some key governors races in the Upper Midwest, including Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

While McCarthy provides an affable face for the GOP, Jordan, the former OH wrestling champ and a Fox News regular, will be fighting Democrats' investigations into Trump's businesses and administration.

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In his race for minority leader, McCarthy positioned himself as a close ally of Trump. Joni Ernst, as they sought to address the optics of the GOP side of the aisle being dominated by men. Jordan is a leader of the conservative House Freedom Caucus. But since his election, he has changed course, saying instead the money must come from Congress and US taxpayers.

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