House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., left, and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La., are running for leadership positions in the next Congress. Most House Republicans have never served in the minority so leaders will need to manage expectations and a new strategy for Democratic control.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., left, and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La., are running for leadership positions in the next Congress. Most House Republicans have never served in the minority so leaders will need to manage expectations and a new strategy for Democratic control.