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Stutzman makes bid for Republican Whip
Thursday Jun 12, 2014 2:53pm
WASHINGTON - The fallout from this week’s primary loss by Virginia Congressman Eric Cantor has our local congressman seeking a leadership post.Howey Politics
reports Marlin Stutzman of Howe will seek the position of House Republican Whip. The Whip is charged with gauging party caucus members’ positions on bills under consideration.
Kevin McCarthy of California is currently Whip and is seeking Cantor’s job as Majority Leader. Stutzman told Brian Howey that he is supporting McCarthy’s bid.
He also said he considers himself a long shot for the position of Whip.
The Washington Post
reports others in the running for whip include McCarthy’s chief deputy whip Peter Roskam of Illinois, Steve Scalise of Louisiana.