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Boehner Challenged For House Minority Leadership

12/15/2008 05:12 am 05:12:01 | Updated May 25, 2011

A conservative California congressman announced Friday that he's mounting a leadership challenge to House Minority Leader John Boehner, as the GOP continues to assess the fallout from last week's election losses.

Rep. Dan Lungren, R-Calif., becomes the first rank-and-file House member to announce his intent to challenge the top House Republican in next week's leadership elections. The No. 2 and No. 3 House Republicans have said they're stepping down from their posts, but Boehner is seeking another term as minority leader.

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