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Timeline: John Boehner's path to power

House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio stands to become the next House speaker if Republicans take control of that chamber. Here is a time line of his path to power:

By Emi Kolawole  | October 26, 2010; 6:19 PM ET
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Boehner as House Speaker is the last thing this country needs in these tough economic times. How returning to the policies of Bush, who created this whole mess in the first place, is going to solve our problems is beyond me. If we cut government spending there will be less regulation of Wall Street and banks, as well as offshore oil rigs. "Just say no" to voting for Republicans on Tuesday.

Posted by: greenhi | October 27, 2010 8:30 PM | Report abuse

I personally admire John Boehner. He stood up for to the outrageous vote on health care - where
not a single republican voted for the “Obamnation” of the “Welfare is now the Norm Bill.” Not a one. Hey Dems, you break it - you bought it. He has just the swagger the country needs. A mans man. No corruption or ear marks from the Republicans. One can only hope if they regain power - lessons learned. Certainly their not as corrupt as the Invertebrates of the Democrat party who under speaker Pelosi racked up $5 Trillion dollars in deficit. After all, it's the Democrats who've been in charge since 2006. All this under her direction… thanks very much.

Posted by: julia_designer | October 27, 2010 3:42 AM | Report abuse

The corruption of the Republicorp scares me to deaeth. Boehner is one of the most corrupt. If thye get into power you'll see spending like only Bush and Reagon have and will spend again.

Posted by: Marcuscassius | October 26, 2010 9:41 PM | Report abuse

You left out the part about being investigated for handing out campaign contributions from the tobacco industry on the floor of the House.

Posted by: MikeKelly45 | October 26, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

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