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  Rep. Boehner Elected House Majority Leader
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Last EditedSC Moose  Feb 02, 2006 01:11pm
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News DateThursday, February 2, 2006 07:10:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionRep. 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.

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