Cantor to Run for No. 2 Position in House GOP

Rep. Eric CantorEric CantorRyan seeks to avoid Boehner fate on omnibus GOPers fear trillion-dollar vote is inevitable Insiders dominate year of the outsider MORE (R-Va.) will run for House Minority Whip in the next Congress, a source close to the lawmaker told The Hill Wednesday.

Cantor, Republicans' Chief Deputy Whip in the House, will challenge Rep. Roy BluntRoy BluntDem groups target Blunt with .3 million ad campaign The Trail 2016: Just a little kick Senate rivals gear up for debates MORE (R-Mo.) for the position.

The shake-up marks the beginning of a reshuffling of House Republican leadership after last night's losses to Democrats in congressional districts throughout the country.

Rep. Adam Putnam (R-Fla.) announced his retirement as head of the House Republican Conference. Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Tex.), Chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee, is expected to seek Putnam's position, the third-ranking position in the GOP caucus.

House Minority Leader John BoehnerJohn Boehner3 ways the next president can succeed on immigration reform Republican Study Committee elders back Harris for chairman Dems to GOP: Help us fix ObamaCare MORE (R-Ohio) has indicated he will again look to head up House Republicans' efforts in next year's Congress.

-Michael O'Brien