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new House majority whip

Published: Thursday, June 19, 2014 10:06 p.m. CDT
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House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of Calififornia leaves a Republican Conference meeting Wednesday on Capitol Hill in Washington as candidates vying for House GOP leadership posts make their pitches to the rank-and-file in the tumultuous aftermath of House Majority Leader Eric Cantorís sudden loss last week in his Virginia primary race.

NAME: Steve Scalise.

BORN: Oct. 6, 1965, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

EXPERIENCE: Systems engineer; Louisiana Legislature, 1996-2007; Louisiana Senate, 2008. Elected Congress 2008.

EDUCATION: Graduated Louisiana State University.

FAMILY: Wife Jennifer, children Harrison and Madison.

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