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Rep. Marlin Stutzman Loses Bid For House Majority Whip

Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., not Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Indiana, was chosen today as the House majority whip.

 Marlin Stutzman

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Rep. Marlin Stutzman represents Indiana's third Congressional district.

U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Indiana, has lost his bid to become the next House majority whip.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was defeated in a primary earlier this month, essentially forcing him out  of the position.

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., was elected today to replace Cantor, leaving his position open. But Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., not Stutzman was chosen as his replacement.

Stutzman told media outlets before today that he had 50 votes. A total of 117 votes were needed to win.

Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., was also vying for the position.

Gretchen Frazee

Gretchen Frazee is a reporter/producer for WFIU and WTIU news. Prior to her current role, Frazee worked as the associate online content coordinator for WFIU/WTIU. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia where she studied multimedia journalism and anthropology. You can follow her on Twitter @gretchenfrazee.

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