Thursday, February 02, 2006

U.S. House Majority Leader goes to a second ballot -- UPDATE: Boehner Wins!!!

Hotline on Call is reporting:

Rep. Roy Blunt (MO) led in the first round of votes for majority leader, but failed to win the magic 117, forcing a second vote. Rep. John Boehner (OH) was second with 79 votes; Rep. John Shadegg (AZ) was third with 40 votes. Rep. Jim Ryun (KS) received two write-ins. As of 1:30 p.m., GOPers are counting the ballots in a second vote.
I'd say that Blunt is probably toast. Generally, if you don't make it on the first ballot as the front-runner, you've hit your ceiling of support. The only question now is whether this is also a no confidence vote in Blunt as Majority Whip. Will Blunt step aside as Whip if not elected Leader? If not, that dead ends Cantor's run for Whip. UPDATE: Boehner - 122 votes; Blunt - 109 votes

7 Comments:

At 2/02/2006 01:57:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boener won

 
At 2/02/2006 02:08:00 PM, Blogger neocon22 said...

i just heard on fox that there were more ballots than actual republicans in the room. odd...

is this bad for davis?

 
At 2/02/2006 02:12:00 PM, Blogger Hirons said...

When does he install the tanning beds?

 
At 2/02/2006 02:41:00 PM, Blogger too conservative said...

Neocon-

This would seem bad for the Congressman, and his two Chairmanships.

 
At 2/02/2006 02:42:00 PM, Blogger Riley, Not O'Reilly said...

Actually, the ballot issue was the first time they voted in the first round, they didn't count the ballot from the Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico who is a member of the caucus (ineligible to vote on the floor, but eligible to do so in caucus meetings.)

 
At 2/02/2006 09:47:00 PM, Blogger The Squeaky Wheel said...

Having had some personal experience with Rep Boehner I can tell you this is the best news for the GOP in years! He is the perfect guy to 'clean up' the GOP.

Being from Ohio orginally and having gone to Miami U (In Butler County/8th district) I got to meet him and see him speak a lot with the College Republicans.

I am estatic about this pick!

 
At 2/02/2006 10:03:00 PM, Anonymous beavis and butthead said...

Huh-huh...

His name is Boener.

 

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