Rep. Eric CantorEric Ivan CantorBottom line Virginia GOP candidates for governor gear up for convention Cantor: 'Level of craziness' in Washington has increased 'on both sides' 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 Dean BluntGOP hopes spending traps derail Biden agenda A tale of two chambers: Trump's power holds in House, wanes in Senate The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by AT&T - Senate passes infrastructure bill, budget resolution; Cuomo resigns 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.

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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 Andrew BoehnerLobbying world A new kind of hero? Last week's emotional TV may be a sign GOP up in arms over Cheney, Kinzinger MORE (R-Ohio) has indicated he will again look to head up House Republicans' efforts in next year's Congress.

-Michael O'Brien