November 19th, 2008
12:00 PM ET
12 years ago

Boehner stays on as House GOP leader

Boehner won reelection for House Minority Leader.

Boehner won reelection for House Minority Leader.

(CNN) - House Republicans reelected Rep. John Boehner of Ohio as their party's leader in the chamber Wednesday, winning a second term over challenger and California Rep. Dan Lungren.

House Republicans also voted Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor for the No. 2 leadership post, House minority whip, and Indiana Rep. Mike Pence for the No. 3 slot, chairman of the Republican conference. They are succeeding Reps. Roy Blunt and Adam Putnam who voluntarily stepped down from the posts.

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  1. JH West Chester, Ohio

    How disappointing! I was so hoping that Boehner would lose this position. He is a poor example of what we need in Washington to move forward and make changes for the better. He is very arrogant and narrow minded. His only concern is the Republican party not the well being of his constituents or the needs of our Country.

    November 19, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  2. Jimmy

    Left Coast Mike- you are the type of person who represents what President-elect Obama wants to overcome....the politics of partisanship and of personal destruction. You should be ashamed of your post.

    November 19, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  3. Gmarsh

    I've seen Dan Lungren in action here in the district he represents. He's no agent of change, a hold-over from Reagan-nomics, no new ideas, and he definitely puts Bush, Mcain, party and partisanship over his constituents views and needs. He was brought to our district from out of the area to run 4 years ago, when the Republicans wanted an idealogue candidate to run for an open seat. He's arrogant, too. So, Boehner or Lungren, you've got the same result. Neither are the right people.

    November 19, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  4. Stephanie - Atlanta

    This guy annoys me sooo much! I really cannot stand to see him on my screen. He is the epitome of arrogance and envy. Why is it that every time I see him, he's trying to get his bafoon face on the camera?

    Give him hell Rahm!

    November 19, 2008 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
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