UNITED STATES—On November 15, in a closed-door vote, Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was nominated Speaker of the House in a 188-31 vote.  In addition, Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) announced his intent to unseat Republican Leader, Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

Speaker, Kevin McCarthy

In his November 15, televised announcement, former President Trump announced that the Republicans won the House with the election of Trump endorsed, Kevin Kiley (R-CA) who won his seat by 52.8 percent.

Trump then publicly declared, that the current Speaker of the House, “Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is fired.”  Pelosi, 82, who, as Speaker of the House, was third in line for the Presidency, and has represented California since 1987.  Trump then announced that he will be running for President of the United States in 2024.

Mitch McConnell, 80, has served 7 terms in the Senate.  The Senior U.S. Senator has held his seat since 1980.

Kevin McCarthy won his seat by 67.4 serving as House minority leader since 2019, and as House majority leader under speakers John Boehner and Paul Ryan from 2014 to 2019.

Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) has served as a Junior U.S. Senator since 2019.  He is 69 years of age.  Scott was elected in 2018.  His term ends in 2025.

Alabama elected Republican Katie Britt to fill the vacant seat of Richard Shelby.  Britt won by a landslide taking 66.8 percent of the vote.  

Oregon made history as well when Lori Chavez DeRemer who won 51.1 percent of the vote over Democrat incumbent, Jamie McLeod-Skinner.  

As of November 13, all of Arizona’s ballots have yet to be counted, where gubernatorial candidate, Katie Hobbs (D-AZ) took the lead with 50.3 percent over Republican Kari Lake with 49.7. 

Arizona reported glitches with equipment in Maricopa County that delayed the start of their election process, with a printer error leaving 17,000 ballots uncounted. 

Democratic Lt. Governor John Fetterman won Pennsylvania’s Senate race with 51 percent over Dr. Mehmet Oz who earned 46.6 percent of the vote.

Fetterman’s campaign officials are suing the Pennsylvania Election Commission to count undated and misdated ballots. 

Pennsylvania will hold a special election after Democrats elected State Representative Anthony “Tony” DeLuca posthumously.  He died on October 9.

In California, Democrat incumbent Alex Padilla won his seat in the Senator’s race with 58.7 over Republican Mark Mauser’s 41.3 percent. Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom earned 58 percent of the vote over Republican Brian Dahle with 42 percent. Dahle conceded the contest to Newsom on November 9.  Democrat Attorney General Rob Bonta won 58 percent of the vote over Republican Nathan Hochman with 42 percent.

California’s Orange, Bakersfield, Santa Clarita, and Palm Springs counties voted Republican. 

Congressional Republican wins in California include Doug LaMalfa, District 1, Rep. John Duarte, District 13, and David Valadao, District 22.

Sheriff Alejandro Villanueva lost his seat to Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna.

Georgia Democrat incumbent, Reverend Raphael Warnock is carrying a slight lead in the U.S. Senate race carrying 49.41 percent of the vote over former football great, Herschel Walker with 48.52 percent.  A runoff election is scheduled for December 6.

John Duarte.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis won his seat by 59.3 percent, Senator Marco Rubio won with 57.7 percent. Congressman Matt Gaetz by 67.6.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott won 58.8 over Beto O’Rourke with 43.8.