06/16/2014 10:43 am ET Updated Jun 16, 2014

Whip Race Is The Tea Party's Best Shot At House Leadership Role

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The last best hope for the tea party to win a House leadership post after the stunning primary defeat of Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Va.) is the race for majority whip, the House’s third-ranking position. But as House Republicans return to Washington on Monday, that contest risks becoming another lost opportunity for the conservatives who have called Cantor’s loss a warning shot to the establishment.

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