A look at the candidates for House majority leader and whip

  • by: The Associated Press , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 12, 2014 - 7:25 PM

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's defeat this week in a primary election in Virginia has ignited a race among lawmakers who'd like to have his GOP leadership job. And Rep. Kevin McCarthy's decision to try to move up to majority leader from his current job as whip has created another contest. Votes are scheduled for next Thursday for majority leader, the No. 2 job behind Speaker John Boehner, and for majority whip, the No. 3 party post.

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