Scalise tells supporters: I have the votes

Scalise tells supporters: I have the votes

By Lauren French (Politico) –

Rep. Steve Scalise told supporters in a conference call Sunday evening that he has the votes to win the race for majority leader, according to sources on the call.

The Louisiana Republican, currently the majority whip, sent an email to supporters Sunday saying he had a “big announcement.” Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is considering moving back the election, a move that would give conservatives time to find someone to oppose Scalise and Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), who is also running for the post.
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