Jim Jordan: The outgoing chair of the Republican Study Committee confronted Boehner last year during the debt ceiling debate, when he and outside conservative groups pushed for the “Cut, Cap, and Balance” plan that passed the House. Boehner quashed Jordan’s effort–which, in fairness, had no chance of passage in the Senate–and Jordan has shown little interest since then in challenging the leadership openly on policy or politics. The fact that Jordan, like Boehner, is from Ohio also makes a challenge for the gavel less likely.
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