Rep. Peter Roskam denied in bid to become House majority whip

U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) (C) arrives at a House Republican Conference meeting June 19, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. House GOPs are electing a new House majority leader today. | Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images
U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) (C) arrives at a House Republican Conference meeting June 19, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. House GOPs are electing a new House majority leader today. | Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images
June 19 3:30 p.m.

6th District Congressman Peter Roskam won’t be the next majority whip of the U.S. House. Read more at Early & Often:

Rep. Peter Roskam on Thursday failed in his bid to become majority whip in the U.S. House of Representatives.

House members chose Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La.

Scalise will succeed Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., who was elected majority leader on Friday. McCarthy was filling the vacancy created by the resignation of Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., who relinquished his leadership post after being defeated earlier this month the primary.

[Read the full story at the Chicago Sun-Times' Early & Often]

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