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US midterm election results: Conservatives push for change after GOP loses

Democrats have a narrow majority

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Democrat Nancy Pelosi is trying to wrangle another go-round as House speaker. And on the Republican side of the House, Kevin McCarthy faces a challenge from conservative Freedom Caucus co-founder Jim Jordan to lead the new GOP minority.

lost the House majority in this week's midterm elections, and conservatives are blaming the GOP establishment and angling for changes.

McCarthy burned up the phone lines Thursday shoring up his support. And down ballot, the GOP will add a familiar name to the leadership lineup Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, a daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney who announced her bid for the No. 3 GOP leadership spot.

have a narrow majority, so Pelosi has little room for error as she rounds up the 218 votes needed.

First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 11:10 IST