Blunt to remain Maj. Whip -- Cantor's chance to move up stalled
Roy Blunt's staff has confirmed he will remain as Maj. Whip for the remainder of the 109th Congress. This stalls Eric Cantor as Dep. Maj. Whip. Cantor was the front-runner for Maj. Whip had the position come open via Blunt's ascendence, resignation or a call for new leadership elections across the board. None of those materialized. This was a stinging rebuke to Blunt with more than half his caucus saying they have no confidence in his ability to do the job he was tasked with on an interim basis.