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This happened on Wednesday:
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers defeats Rep. Tom Price for House GOP conference chair, no. 4 GOP post
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What makes it notable is the backstory, which pitted House Speaker John Boehner against newly defeated vice presidential candidate and would-be new party leader Paul Ryan.
Speaker John Boehner is officially neutral but privately supporting McMorris Rodgers. Paul Ryan, the returning chairman of the Budget Committee whose profile rose enormously during his vice presidential run, is asking colleagues to back Price.
Maybe Ryan is not so much the presumed leader of the GOP and the great 2016 hope for the party. Or maybe he still just has the stench of 2012 on him. Either way, Ryan loses again, and Boehner still has a split in his caucus to deal with. All in all, a pretty good day.

Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 03:13 PM PST.

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