Monday, January 5, 2015

By the numbers: Who's for and against Boehner

Via Billy

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has just one stick to hold onto power but it’s a big one: He can strip lawmakers of prized committee assignments and chairmanships.

This powerful threat most likely explains why so few conservatives have publicly announced they will oppose Boehner in Tuesday’s election for the top post in the House.

Only a dozen current and incoming House members have said they will vote for one of Boehner’s three opponents. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., have announced their candidacies; Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Fla., is expected to Tuesday.

However, there has been no public stampede of support for Boehner, with the vast silence indicating many of those uncommitted lawmakers are quite possibly undecided voters.

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