It seems that despite a plethora of posturing and rancorous rhetoric from splinter-group after splinter-group questioning every aspect of Boehner's banality; the Republican managed to squeeze through with no real problems (as even an apparent nemesis - Cantor - stood by his man's side).
*BOEHNER HAS ENOUGH VOTES TO BE RE-ELECTED SPEAKER OF HOUSE
No 'secret ballot' this time, full "viva voce" roll call to follow
As Fox News noted:
Most Americans would be shocked to learn that the election of the Speaker is not done by secret ballot. Instead, on the first day of a new Congress, each member is called by name on the floor to announce, with party leadership looking on, whom that member supports for Speaker.
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