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Republicans Choose Scalise As House Party Whip

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June 19, 2014 AT 3:25 PM
U.S. House of Representatives Republicans elected Steve Scalise of Louisiana on Thursday as the caucus' next whip, the No. 3 spot in the party's House leadership. Scalise defeated two other candidates, Representatives Peter Roskam and Marlin Stutzman, to clinch the victory. He will succeed Representative Kevin McCarthy, who was earlier elected to the position of majority leader, the House's No. 2 Republican, replacing Eric Cantor.