by Rich Lowry

The effects of last night on the make-up of the House leadership will be extremely complex, and assuming that Cantor serves out his term and stays as majority leader, will play out over the course of the year. But I’m hearing that Cantor’s defeat makes it more likely that Boehner stays another term. He was comfortable with the idea of Cantor as a successor and now there’s no clear second-in-line.