John Boehner Wins GOP House Majority Leader Post

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GOP.GOV has a graphic of Rep. John Boehner that proclaims him as the new House Majority Leader. RedState had been tracking the votes, and on the second ballot, after Rep. John Shadegg dropped out of the race, Boehner picked up a majority of his supporters to beat incumbent Rep. Roy Blunt, who lead after the first ballot.

While Boehner might not be the darling to conservatives that Shadegg was, his victory should be a refreshing change to those who think that a change from the DeLay/Blunt era needed to occur.

Mike Krempasky at Red State says the final vote was 122-109 for Boehner.

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