John Boehner has just been re-elected as Speaker of the House of Representatives. For a moment, there were the 17 no votes/not voting needed to throw it to a second ballot. But then several GOP Representatives who had previously not voted came in for Boehner . . .
Boeher is fine, people. He will be reelected. Blackburn, Bachmann, and Garrett saved him. What a story. What a story.— Robert Costa (@robertcostaNRO) January 3, 2013
It is an honor to serve with @speakerboehner.I look forward to continue working with my friend to help all Americans.— Eric Cantor (@GOPLeader) January 3, 2013
To be clear, there were never 17 clear defections. That # included the no votes.— Robert Costa (@robertcostaNRO) January 3, 2013