House GOP minority leader John Boehner and California Representative Dan Lungren
Boehner was re-elected by his Republican colleagues Wednesday over a late challenger, Rep. Dan Lungren of California.
The 59-year-old congressman from Ohio has served as Republican leader the past two years. The party he heads will have some 20 fewer members in the next Congress following defeats in the November election.
The Republican leadership team under Boehner will shift somewhat to the right with the addition of two members of the party’s conservative wing. Eric Cantor of Virginia will become Republican whip and Mike Pence of Indiana will be the new chairman of the Republican Conference.
Lose 50 seats and get re-elected.
Cantor and Pence are solid additions to the GOP House leadership.
California Representative Dan Lungren to Challenge for GOP House Leadership
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