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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana (left) and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California are running to keep their leadership jobs when Republicans move to the minority next year. Kevin Dietsch/UPI/Landov hide caption

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After Midterm Losses, House Republicans Elect McCarthy As Top Leader

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Rep. Steve Scalise (center) is helped off the field by Rep. Cedric Richmond (right) and Rep. Bran Wenstroup (left) after playing second base during the Congressional Baseball Game on Thursday in Washington, D.C. Alex Edelman/Getty Images hide caption

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Scalise Returns to Baseball Field One Year After Shooting Left Him Seriously Injured

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With the enthusiastic backing of his caucus, Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., was reelected as the leader of the Senate Democrats this week following devastating midterm losses. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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