House Majority Leader Election

GOP Estab's McCarthy, Scalise to Lead House

Paul Kane & Ed O'Keefe, Washington Post

“The bad news is that the two winning candidates, McCarthy and Scalise, are business-as-usual, go-along-to-get-along Washington insiders,” said Richard Viguerie, a longtime conservative activist. “The gap between the leadership of the Republican Party and the base of the party continues to widen.”

Conservatives Dissatisfied w/ House GOP Election Outcome

Peter Schroeder, The Hill

Conservatives dissatisfied with their new leadership team are biding their time for what could become a bitter battle for control of the conference after the midterm elections. Conservatives had hoped to install one of their own as majority leader, since the position controls what legislation reaches the floor.

Congressional Republicans Have Electoral Learning Disability

The election of Establishment Republicans Rep. Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Steve Scalise to House Majority Leader and House Majority Whip GOP leadership positions has outraged conservatives.

GOP HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER & WHIP ELECTION TODAY

The House Republican Conference leadership vote for Majority Leader and Majority Whip are scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. eastern TODAY, Thursday, June 19, 2014, in Room 1100 of the Longworth House Office Building. UPDATE: The GOP Establishment's Rep. Kevin McCarthy won the House Majority Leader election over conservative Raul Labrador.

Big Tech Has Kevin McCarthy In Back Pocket

Jessica Meyers, Politico

Silicon Valley is counting on Kevin McCarthy to win the House GOP Majority Leader race today. He has reinforced a need for high-skilled foreign workers, promoted free trade and helped push through a patent bill last year that the Big Tech Billionaires desired.

What's At Stake in Today's House GOP Leadership Vote

Today’s House Republican leadership elections offer Republicans the opportunity to bring some limited government constitutional conservative voices into the inner counsels of the House leadership. Check here for updates on the election.

Conservatives: Let’s Not Get Too Cocky

Dave Brat didn't beat Eric Cantor through osmosis; he won through hard work. The only way to replicate his victory is to buckle down and knock on doors, make phone calls, send email, post on social media and sell our conservative candidates in every forum we can find. 

Labrador: House Leadership Shouldn't 'Ascend to the Throne'

Mario Trujillo, The Hill

Conservative Rep. Raul Labrador said it isn't appropriate for House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy simply to "ascend to the throne" because he is next in line. He's mounting an underdog bid for majority leader, claiming he could bring the party together in a way McCarthy can’t. 

End the GOP Establishment’s Arrogance of Power: Support Raul Labrador for House Majority Leader

We are backing Raul Labrador not just because we want a more conservative House Republican leadership, but because we also want an end to the arrogance of power that led to Eric Cantor’s defeat.

Labrador To Run For Majority Leader

Matt Fuller, Roll Call

Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID) is now a candidate for majority leader. “I was stunned when Eric Cantor lost. I have tremendous respect for him. But the message is clear; Americans are looking for a change in the status quo. I want a House Leadership team that reflects the best of our conference."

Kevin McCarthy is Much Worse Than Eric Cantor

Kevin McCarthy epitomizes all that’s wrong with Washington. McCarthy only votes with conservatives 42 percent of the time compared to 53 percent for Cantor. That's pathetic, dangerous, and the best possible reason to replace the entire House GOP leadership now.

VIGUERIE: BOEHNER WILL STEP DOWN BEFORE '15

Greg Corombos, WND

“In Dave Brat, we had a first-class candidate. We have a first-class candidate running against an incumbent in Mississippi, Chris McDaniel. I think he’s going to win. The VA & MS elections send a message to high-quality conservatives out there, ‘Let me take a chance against the king; it’s been done before with success."

House Repub. Leadership: Where are the Conservatives?

Rick Manning, The Hill

No conservative candidate has announced for the majority leader spot, & the alternative for whip, Steve Scalise, is just a Boehner cheerleader. After all the concerns about the direction that Boehner's team is taking the House, no one is rising up to the challenge now that the opportunity is present.

How Conservatives Missed The Chance to Replace Cantor With A Conservative

Jonathan Strong, Breitbart

“Shame on all of us. Here's the conservative movement, and we were all asleep at the switch. We didn't galvanize behind a person; we waited until the die was cast. If conservatives are going to actually win some battles, then we damn well better get on our game,” a conservative lawmaker said.

Conservative Rep.: Majority Leader Election Rigged For Establishment

Alex Pappas, Daily Caller

Some conservative lawmakers, such as Steve King, are fuming that the short-time frame between Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s announced resignation yesterday and the election of his successor next week is unfairly “stacking the deck” for the two estab. R's vying to replace him.

Sessions's TARP Vote May Haunt Him

Peter Schroeder, The Hill

Rep. Pete Sessions voted for the financial bailout, while Rep. Kevin McCarthy voted against it.

McCarthy Is Worse Than Cantor

Erick Erickson, Red State

The House GOP is ignoring the Cantor defeat as a meaningless anomaly. Kevin McCarthy's will likely be Majority Leader. He's an anti-TEA Party squishy who's pro-amnesty, and not a friend of conservatives. Amnesty is coming.