The Associated Press reports:
Blunt won a new term as party whip, defeating Arizona Rep. John Shadegg on a vote of 137-57. "You know, it's not our job to defend business as usual, not our job to try to define the federal government in the biggest possible way," Blunt said.
Mr. Blunt ... called on Republicans to challenge the Democrats. “We ought to be out there really with alternatives that define who they are and frankly give us a chance to once again get back to our roots,” he said.