November 6th, 2010
08:30 PM ET
3 years ago

Friends say the real John Boehner nothing like his 'insider' image

Washington (CNN) – Who is John Boehner? Among friends, he's just one of the guys.

When the Republicans gained majority power in the House of Representatives Tuesday, the man poised to lead them was brought to tears.

That evening, Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, who will soon become the new speaker of the House, told supporters, "I spent my whole life chasing the American dream."
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