Boren Votes Against Nancy Pelosi
|Congressman Dan Boren|
Boren cast his vote for Health Shuler, a conservative Democrat from North Carolina, to become the Speaker of the House of Representatives for the 112th Congress. The final vote tally was 241 votes for John Boehner (R-OH), 171 votes for Pelosi (D-CA) and 19 votes for other candidates.
Many of the Democrats who cast votes against Pelosi are members of the Blue Dog Coalition, a group of fiscally conservative House Democrats which Boren helps lead.
“Following the results of the 2010 midterm elections, it was my hope that the Democratic Caucus would elect a leader that was more moderate and determined to reach consensus. At countless town halls and public gatherings citizens have asked me time and again to support a candidate for Speaker who is more conservative and less divisive. I told the voters of my district that I would not support Speaker Pelosi - today I kept my word.”