California's Kevin McCarthy Is the New House Majority Leader

The House GOP picked establishment candidate Kevin McCarthy over Tea Partier Raul Labrador for Majority Leader this afternoon. McCarthy's Whip job will be taken by Rep. Steve Scalise.

Former Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who was shockingly defeated in his primary last week, was gracious about the whole thing.

Though the Tea Partiers in the House made noise about putting someone more conservative than Cantor in the Majority Leader position, they did not succeed, which just ensures fact that they'll try to knock out Speaker of the House John Boehner after November's midterm elections.

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