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Monday, January 09, 2006

Cantor to be new Majority Whip?

The National Review online is reporting that Congressman Cantor appears to have the necessary 116 votes to be the Majority Whip.
Given the increasingly bad press the GOP caucus has been getting over the Abramoff scandal, I'll be suprised if Blunt is able to hold on to the post, given his close ties to DeLay. The real question is: What moves can Cantor (and whomever is elected Majority Leader take to help distance the majority of the caucus from the few bad apples ruining it for everyone?
Either way, congratulations to another rising star from the Commonwealth.


Blogger MR JMS said...

Blunt can't hold onto the post because he is vacating it to run for Majority Leader.

4:03 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, Blunt is running for Leader, if he wins, there will be an election for Whip and Cantor will be running. If he loses, he can choose to retain his Whip position, or if he is defeated by a large enough margin, he may choose to vacate that position in which case Cantor will be running.

4:07 PM

Blogger Madisonian said...

Sorry, just realized I was quite vague in my initial post. My doubt was to Blunt's being able to be elected Majority Leader (or retained, since he is already acting Leader). If he is rejected by the GOP Caucus, he could stay on as Whip, but would have to be viewed as vulnerable to a challenge.

4:58 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hooray for "Overdog"! He'll always land on his feet (and quite possibly, on the feet or the necks of those less fortunate).

10:35 AM


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