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Rep. Boehner Elected House Majority Leader
|Contributor||SC Moose |
|Last Edited||SC Moose Feb 02, 2006 01:11pm|
|Media||Website - Yahoo News|
|News Date||Thursday, February 2, 2006 07:10:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||Rep. John Boehner (news, bio, voting record) of Ohio was elected House majority leader Thursday to replace indicted Rep. Tom DeLay. |
Boehner defeated fellow Republican Rep. Roy Blunt (news, bio, voting record) of Missouri, 122-109, after lagging behind his rival in a first, inconclusive ballot.
Boehner campaigned as a candidate of reform, and said his experience as chairman of the House Education and Workforce Committee had demonstrated his ability to pass major legislation.