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Representative Steve Scalise, who was shot on Wednesday morning at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., is the House majority whip, the third-ranking member of the Republican leadership.
Scalise, 51, represents the First Congressional District of Louisiana, which covers the suburbs north of New Orleans as well as the region south and southeast of the city down to the Gulf of Mexico — the “toe” of the boot-shaped state. He was first elected to Congress in 2008 after a brief stint in the state Senate and 12 years in the state House.
Scalise “is known as a staunch conservative who advocates for the principles of fiscal discipline, low taxes, ethics reform, a strong national defense and traditional family values,” according to a profile by Politico.
He was elected to serve as whip by the Republican caucus in 2014.
Scalise, a graduate of Louisiana State University who lives in Jefferson, La., is married and has two children, according to his congressional biography.
Scalise was excited about Thursday’s Congressional Baseball Game, an annual event between Republicans and Democrats that raises money for charity.
Another victim was identified in a tweet from Representative Roger Williams of Texas as one of his staff members, Zack Barth.
Williams tweeted that Barth “is receiving medical attention but is doing well and is expected to make a full recovery.”
According to Barth’s page on the professional social-networking site LinkedIn, he has been a legislative correspondent for Williams since September. Prior to that, he worked for seven months on the staff of Representative Randy Neugebauer of Texas, who retired last year, and on the presidential campaign of Jeb Bush.
Barth graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s in government in 2015, according to his LinkedIn page.
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