His rapid rise in House leadership has stalled, but allies including Paul Ryan are standing by him.
By John Bresnahan
11/05/15 – 02:56 PM EST
Updated 11/05/15 04:16 PM EST
For the first time in his political career, Kevin McCarthy has tasted defeat. And for the first time, the House majority leader, who rocketed to No. 2 in leadership faster than many members land a committee chairmanship, is going to have to be content to stay where he is, possibly for years.