Battle for House Whip

Eric Cantor’s loss last week sent ripples throughout the GOP, first because of how unexpected it was, but also because of the scramble to fill leadership positions that will follow his departure.  The biggest battle will be for Majority whip, where Georgia’s own Rep. Lynn Westmoreland flirted with a run but decided to support Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise as part of a Southern coalition instead.  No Georgians will be ascending to the top leadership positions in the house, but their influence could very well determine who does, and for that their stock is RISING…

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