House Republicans elected Rep. Steve Scalise (La.) majority whip on Thursday, adding a red-state conservative voice to the upper leadership ranks.This is a pretty good posting for Rep Scalise, "raised-up" as he was in Louisiana politics, he should be a nice fit for the job.
The victory makes Scalise the chief enforcer for GOP leadership; he will be responsible for whipping votes and corralling a conference that has often failed to unify on major votes.
Scalise represents the 1st Congressional District, which comprises the north shore of Lake Ponchartrain, as well as a big part of the coast line. His district looks like this:
Congratulations, Congressman Scalise.