Boehner's Speaker Re-election Closer Than Expected
The Ohio Republican enters his third term as House Speaker, despite stronger-than-expected opposition from his party's conservative wing.By Zach Toombs | January 6, 2015
Re-elected to a third term, the Speaker of the House took the gavel once again Tuesday.
"The honorable John Boehner. Mr. Speaker," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said via C-SPAN.
But he faced a tougher vote than expected, picking up only 216 of the 408 votes cast. Twenty-five hardline conservatives broke with Boehner instead voting Reps. Daniel Webster, Louie Gohmert and a few others.