Blunt voted House whip

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Rep. Roy Blunt of Missouri last week won House Republicans' vote to be GOP
whip. He replaces new House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) as the man in charge of
lining up votes for Republican legislation.

Blunt, a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, has good relations with
broadcasters and the cable industry. TV-industry groups have been generous
contributors to Blunt's campaign war chest.