A leadership election to decide who will take over as chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee will take place June 25, a senior GOP aide said Wednesday.
The election will come a little more than a week after Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) announced he was stepping down from leaderships No. 4 post after admitting that he had an extramarital affair. At a Las Vegas press conference Tuesday, Ensign admitted that he carried on an affair with a former campaign employee who was married to someone who worked on Ensign's staff.
Sen. John Thune (S.D.), who currently serves as Conference vice chairman, is expected to announce his candidacy for Ensign's former slot soon, according to several Republican aides.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.