Live updates: House leadership elections

June 19, 2014

There's a House leadership shakeup after Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., lost his primary -- and with it, his seat in Congress. That leaves the majority leader position open, plus questions about who will step in as the Republican whip. But what do a majority leader and whip do, anyway? The Fix's Chris Cillizza has all you need to know. (Julie Percha/The Washington Post)

House Republicans vote for new No. 2 and No.3 leaders today. Current Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is expected to easily ascend to the majority leader role being vacated by Eric Cantor (R-Va.), but the unpredictable race among the three candidates hoping to replace McCarthy — Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.), and Rep. Marlin A. Stutzman (Ind.)— is likely to require multiple votes.

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