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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Boehner could lose this election

By God we might win this one! The Daily Caller reports that angry Republican voters have jammed the congressional switchboard to voice their opposition to Speaker Boehner. As it stands 29 Republicans will have to vote for someone other than Boehner to block his election to as Speaker. As of now only 9 Republicans have said they would not support Boehner but overnight pressure may change that. It is not necessary the either of the two announced candidates, Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas and Ted Yoho of Florida, should win.
If Boehner fails to garner 218 votes the second ballot is apt to draw more House members into the race each with their own supporters. Gohmert and Yoho don't expect to be elected. They are the linemen ready to run interference for say Jim Jordan, or Jeb Hensarling. Hensarling has an advantage as he could probably count on a large majority of Texas' 24 man delegation. Trey Gowdy would be a formidable candidate but he so far has declined to run.
A poll conducted by former Jimmy Carter pollster and Fox News contributor, Pat Caddell shows 60% of Republicans want someone other than Boehner. They have had enough of his feckless efforts to block Obama's amnesty. If Boehner loses he, like former Majority Leader Eric Cantor, can chalk it up to a cavalier attitude about illegal immigration.

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