Newt Says He Supports Boehner’s Re-Election

Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich says he supports John Boehner’s re-election on Tuesday to lead the House.

“I am deeply committed to the reelection of Speaker John Boehner,” Gingrich wrote on Twitter. “With his leadership there are more House GOP than any time since 1928.”

The official speaker’s election is set for Tuesday, when the House will convene for a public floor vote to open the new Congress.

At least 10 House Republicans have publicly come out against Boehner’s re-election.

While the vote is usually just a formality, the hope of the anti-Boehner bloc is for enough Republicans to deny Boehner a majority of the vote, forcing him out of the race. Under the rules, that would likely require about 30 Republicans voting for someone else.

Here are the House Republicans who have said publicly they won’t vote for Boehner:

Walter Jones (North Carolina)
Jim Bridenstine (Oklahoma)
Thomas Massie (Kentucky)
Ted Yoho (Florida)
Louie Gohmert (Texas)
Paul Gosar (Arizona)
Steve King (Iowa)
Dave Brat (Virginia)
Marlin Stutzman (Indiana)
Gary Palmer (Alabama)

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