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He'll face Boehner in runoff for majority leader


Blunt Falls Short of Votes on First Ballot

He’ll face Boehner in runoff for majority leader

The Associated Press is reporting that the House Republicans failed to elect a new leader on the first ballot. Acting Majority Leader Roy Blunt (R.-Mo.) fell seven votes shy and will now face Rep. John Boehner (R.-Ohio) in a runoff.

Here are the totals, according to the AP:

  1. Rep. Roy Blunt: 110 votes
  2. Rep. John Boehner: 79 votes
  3. Rep. John Shadegg: 40 votes
  4. Rep. Jim Ryun: 2 votes

Stay tuned for more details.

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Mr. Bluey, a contributing editor to Human Events, is director of the Center for Media & Public Policy at The Heritage Foundation. He maintains a blog at

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