Meanwhile …. back on Capitol Hill…the race is on!


Below is the latest from FNC’s Chad Pergram 

Per Pergram-Capitol Hill


From a source close to Chief Deputy Whip Pete Roskam (R-IL), who is now running for the potentially-vacant Whip job.


Roskam has touched base with over 2/3 of the conference and we has 20 committed “whips” or “captains.”


Another source indicates that Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) has about 100 supporters. But I understand both Stutzman and Roskam seem to be pulling from those numbers.


Big supporters of Roskam are Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), Diane Black (R-TN), Richard Hudson (R-NC), Mike Kelly (R-PA), Candice Miller (R-MI), Jeff Miller (R-FL), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Pat Tiberi (R-OH), Kay Granger (R-TX) and Randy Forbes (R-VA).


Chad Pergram

FOX News

Senior Producer for Capitol Hill