The 100+ commitment claims by the Blunt camp seems a little desperate. It seems unusual that an incumbent Whip was not able to lock down 75+ public commitments right out of the box at the start of the race, and that it has taken this long for them to feel they can officially claim even 100+ votes, public and nonpublic. Seems pretty clear Boehner has turned out to be a much stronger challenger than they anticipated. On Monday, multiple sources in the Blunt camp were putting word out to reporters that he would go over the top within the next several hours. Three days later the race is competitive as ever, and the Boehner team has sustained its momentum and added new commitments each day.
It is also notable that as the race enters its sixth day, John Boehner is the only declared candidate who has offered a real and detailed plan to renew the Republican Conference and recommit us to the principles that unite all Republicans.