Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Boehner/Blunt Update-Tuesday Evening

After another busy day of dials, it appears the Blunt expanded his lead. However, it is not the clean sweep that was promised and hinted at with his strategic links over the last two days.

Tomorrow could hinge on a meeting the Texas delegation is hosting. Although Tom DeLay has made it clear he is not endorsing a candidate, sources say he has made one thing clear: He thinks Roy Blunt is wrong for the Conference. This could swing the tide of the Texas delegation behind Boehner, who already has Pete Sessions and Sam Johnson, two of the veteran Members of Congress. Boehner added more support from California which could prove key.

This is shaping up to be a long battle, one that will not end anytime soon. With the constant leaks from Blunt's camp (which could be misinformation) and the tight lipped Boehner camp, no one can be sure. The longer this race goes on, the more it favors Boehner, the 'underdog'. Various insiders on Fox News among other media outlets have reported that Blunt's previously 'formidable lead' might have been an effort to create momentum to pressure other members for their support. According to these reports, his support at the moment is not as advertised.

A third candidate entering the ring is becoming less and less likely as the days go on.

BLUNT (46)- Todd Akin (MO), Rodney Alexander (LA), Richard Baker (LA), Marsha Blackburn (TN), Henry Bonilla (TX), Jo Bonner (AL), John Boozman (AR), Ginny Brown-Waite (FL), Dave Camp (MI), Shelly Moore Capito (WV), Tom Cole (OK), Ander Crenshaw (FL), Charlie Dent (PA), Lincoln Diaz-Balart (FL), Mario Diaz-Balart (FL), Jo Ann Emerson (MO), Mike Ferguson (NJ), Mark Foley (FL), Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ), Mark Fitzpatrick (PA), Bob Goodlatte (VA), Sam Graves (MO), Katherine Harris (FL), Duncan Hunter (CA), Kenny Hulshof (MO), Darrel Issa (CA), Bobby Jindal (LA), Nancy Johnson (CT), Jack Kingston (GA), Mark Kirk (IL), Jim Leach (IA), Candice Miller (MI), Sue Myrick (NC), Charlie Norwood (GA), Tom Petri (WI), Joe Pitts (PA), Adam Putnam (FL), Dave Reichert (WA), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL), Clay Shaw (FL), Chris Shays (CT), Lamar Smith (TX), Greg Walden (OR), Jim Walsh (NY), Lynn Westmoreland (GA), Joe Wilson (SC)

BOEHNER (32)-Gresham Barrett (SC), Charles Boustany (LA), Steve Buyer (IN), Ken Calvert (CA), Mike Castle (DE), Steve Chabot (OH), Vern Ehlers (MI), Melissa Hart (PA), Paul Gillmor (OH), Dave Hobson (OH), Sam Johnson (TX), John Kline (MN), Ray LaHood (IL), Tom Latham (IA), Steve LaTourette (OH), Thad McCotter (MI), Howard McKeon (CA), Gary Miller (CA), Bob Ney (OH), Anne Northup (KY), Devin Nunes (CA), Mike Oxley (OH), Steve Pearce (NM), John Porter (NV), Jim Ramstad (MN), Jim Saxton (NJ), Pete Sessions (TX), Mike Simpson (ID), Lee Terry (NE) Pat Tiberi (OH), Mike Turner (OH), Ed Whitfield (KY)


Blogger Steve said...

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1/10/2006 8:16 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

I'm glad to see that some of the median and blogs are starting to pick up on Boehner's no-pork stance. If we really want to turn this party around and hold down spending, electing Boehner is the first step. The last five years of Republican control have been a disgrace in terms of spending.

Check these out:

1/10/2006 8:17 PM  
Blogger Brian G. said...

Blunt is courting alot of the moderates, wonder why that is. Pyrce's neutrality is understandable and I'm guessing Regula is holding off on Boehner by his stance on spending. Schmidt should support Boehner if she knows what's good for her politically.

1/11/2006 5:40 PM  

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