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McCarthy May Have Won But The Establishment Took A Loss

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Mary Rooke Commentary and Analysis Writer
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Republican California Rep. Kevin McCarthy won a 15-round battle to become the next speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday, but that doesn’t necessarily mean “the establishment” is back in control of Congress.