Stutzman running for US House majority whip

Website of U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman. (WISH Photo)
Website of U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman. (WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman has jumped into the race to become U.S. House majority whip.

The northeastern Indiana Republican first elected in 2010 is a tea party favorite and one of the more conservative Republicans of the U.S. House. His entry Thursday came amid the shake-up in congressional leadership following House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s surprise primary defeat on Tuesday.

Cantor’s defeat has led House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of California to launch a bid for majority leader. Stutzman is running against Rep. Peter Roskam of Illinois and Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana for the position McCarthy is vacating.

Votes for majority leader and majority whip are set for Thursday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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