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January 03, 2013

Election Of Speaker Vote.
Update: Unofficial Tally Puts Boehner Back In Speaker's Chair

Above The Post Update:
C-SPAN's running count has Boehner at 219.

Marsha Blackburn and Michele Backmann didn't vote in first go round but when they called the missing voters, they came to push him over the top. Because Truuuuu Conservative.

Original Post:
Going on right now.

It will take 17 Republicans to vote for someone other than Boehner to throw the election to a second round. It's not a whoever gets the most votes but an outright majority so there's no chance of Pelosi sneaking in.

So far there are 3 votes for other people and crazy Michele Bachmann didn't vote (does she think she might be an actual option?).

The other votes so far have gone to Raul Labrador of ID, Eric Cantor (he voted for Boehner) and Allen West.

Boehner's going to win.

Jim Cooper of TN just voted for Colin Powell.

There's a freak show quality to some parts of the GOP. I take that back, Cooper is a Democrat, so that won't help the anti-Boehner faction.

Cantor, McCarthy, Price and Ryan all voted for Boehner. The revolution...it never showed up.






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