John Boehner measures speaker’s chair

Pat McMahon Contributor
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Almost four months before the midterm election that could catapult Majority Leader John Boehner into the speakership, he’s beginning to build up his personal image and launch a PR offensive to explain what he’d do if he ran the House.

At a lunch sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor at the St. Regis Hotel in downtown Washington, Boehner said the first three things he would do would be to repeal the Democrats’ health care overhaul bill, block any attempts to pass cap-and-trade energy legislation and keep taxes low.

He also revealed he has three brothers who are unemployed, has no immediate plans to quit smoking and portrays himself as more of a straight talker who means what he says — something he’s pitching as a contrast to President Barack Obama and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

Full story: John Boehner measures speaker’s chair – Jake Sherman – POLITICO.com

Pat McMahon