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Rep. Kevin McCarthy would have a lot to prove as House Majority Leader




U.S. House Majority Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (C) passes through the Statuary Hall of the Capitol after a vote on the House floor June 11, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) has lost his Virginia primary to Tea Party challenger Dave Brat in the night before, opening up a slot for Majority Leader.
U.S. House Majority Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (C) passes through the Statuary Hall of the Capitol after a vote on the House floor June 11, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) has lost his Virginia primary to Tea Party challenger Dave Brat in the night before, opening up a slot for Majority Leader.
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Representative Kevin McCarthy from Bakersfield is the likely candidate to fill the House Majority Leader position left vacant by the ousted Eric Cantor. McCarthy has been the House Majority whip since 2010 and he's firmly a part of the Republican establishment. So how might he fair as majority leader?

For more we're joined by reporter Billy House, congressional correspondent for National Journal.