House Republicans Promote Midterm Campaign Chief to GOP Whip

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They may only get a narrow House majority from the 2022 election, but Republican lawmakers voted to reward their campaign chief with the third-ranking position in GOP leadership on Tuesday.

A week after some less than stellar election results, National Republican Congressional Campaign chairman Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN) won a closed-door vote to become Majority Whip. His election ends a bitter three-way contest for the position that went multiple ballots on Tuesday.

Such leadership contests are usually lowkey affairs that only Beltway insiders follow. But the contest between Emmer, Reps. Jim Banks (R-IN) and Drew Ferguson (R-GA) took on broader significance as figures like Donald Trump Jr. rooted for Banks to bring a touch of MAGA to leadership.

Read more at The Daily Beast.