Originally published on Tue January 6, 2015 10:39 am
The modern Republican Party is rooted in the South. But there's little evidence of that when it comes to congressional leadership.
When the new Congress begins its session, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky will lead Senate Republicans. Across the Capitol, though, it's not a Southerner that will wield the gavel. It's Ohio Republican John Boehner, a pragmatist who is ideologically — and geographically — distant from many of the members he will again lead if elected for a third term as speaker of the House.
Originally published on Thu January 1, 2015 5:48 am
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