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Kevin McCarthy fails House speaker bid after 19 Republicans vote against him twice – first multi-ballot speaker election in 100 years (UPDATE: McCarthy loses third vote)

House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy R-Calif. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

UPDATE, 5:40 p.m. EST: House members gathered on Tuesday around 4 p.m. Eastern to conduct a third vote. But, once again, McCarthy failed to secure a victory.

McCarthy lost a vote from former supporter Florida Representative Byron Donalds (R), who decided to join the 19 Republicans voting for Jordan.

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