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U.S. House GOP elects Kevin McCarthy as minority leader but some Texans backed Jim Jordan

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert of Tyler and at least two incoming members of Congress — Chip Roy and Ron Wright — said they supported Jordan, who lost to McCarthy in a secret ballot vote, 159-43.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy speaks at a news conference following leadership elections on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 14, 2018.

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