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According to a Public Policy Polling survey, most Republican voters say they aren’t happy with the party’s congressional leadership.

When to comes to John Boehner and Mitch McConnell in particular the Republican base isn’t too impressed either. Just 33% want Boehner to become Speaker with 34% saying it should be someone else and 33% unsure. For McConnell the numbers are even worse. Only 27% would like to see him as Majority Leader with 33% definitively wanting someone else and 40% not sure.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell recently said he had enough support from his colleagues to keep his post.


To continue our trend of posts about House Minority Leader John Boehner, we bring you this news from Ohio:

The Blue America PAC has sponsored a billboard criticizing Boehner for his frequent golfing. The sign shows Boehner on the links and asks drivers when they last golfed “119 times in one year.”

The sign is on I-75 just north of Cincinnati, so you may see it on your weekend trip to Ikea. You won’t see it, however, if you’re actually in Boehner’s district.

But the billboard is placed near Paddock Road, outside of Boehner’s district.

The billboard was paid for by donations to the Blue America political action committee, said Howie Klein, the PAC’s founder and treasurer.

Klein said the ad was targeted toward people who live in Boehner’s district.

“We’re trying to reach commuters who are in Cincinnati,” Klein said. Klein added that Blue America was trying to get the billboard on I-75 as close as possible to where Boehner lives in West Chester and this was the closest spot the PAC could find.

Klein said Blue America does endorse Coussoule, but is in no way affiliated with his campaign or with the Democratic Party.

Klein said he believed Coussoule was the first Democratic candidate endorsed by Blue America this year.

Klein described Blue America as a progressive political action committee that supports candidates who are for the American family. He said Blue America opposes candidates who are “whores and prostitutes” for corporations, a category in which he placed Boehner.

Incumbent Congressman John Yarmuth‘s campaign manager Elizabeth Sawyer has issued this statement about Yarmuth’s Republican challenger Todd Lally‘s recent fundraiser with House Minority Leader John Boehner.

Today, Todd Lally welcomed John Boehner to Louisville. The House Republican Leader has repeatedly called for cutting and privatizing Social Security, a dangerous plan that gambles seniors’ retirement in the stock market.  Fresh from meeting with Boehner, Lally followed in his footsteps, advocating the dismantling of Social Security as we know it and even calling it a “Ponzi Scheme.”

Social Security is one of our nation’s most successful programs, guaranteeing the financial security of millions of seniors every year.  Congressman  Yarmuth has a strong record of supporting Social Security and will continue fighting for Louisville seniors.

House Minority Leader John Boehner was in Louisville this week to help raise money for Todd Lally, who is challenging incumbent Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth.

From the C-J:

Lally said about 250 people attended the event, which cost each person $250 to attend or $1,000 to be listed as a sponsor. He said he didn’t know how much money it raised.

Boehner spoke for about 20 minutes, partly about his vision for the House if the Republicans can take over, Lally said.

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