Kevin McCarthy Made Failed Bid To Recruit Texas Dem As GOP Tries To Grab Slim House Majority

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 05:  U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks during his weekly news conference December 5, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. McCarthy discussed the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • McCarthy allies tried to recruit the moderate Democrat in multiple phone calls over the weekend, five people familiar with the outreach told The Wall Street Journal.
  • The outcomes of over a dozen House races are still unknown.
  • The GOP is favored to win a slight majority with 219 seats, according to NBC News’ Decision Desk.

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