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Payback? Or Bad Rumor During the Heat of Political Battle?: Boehner Shoots Down Jordan Punishment Rumor

There is a story this afternoon getting some traction that John Boehner plans on making fellow Ohioan Jim Jordan pay for his opposition to this debt-ceiling bill today. The Speaker shoots the rumor down: “Jim Jordan and I may not always agree on strategy, but we are friends and allies, and the word retribution is not in my vocabulary. I look forward to continuing to serve with him in the U.S. House after the redistricting process in Ohio is complete, and for many years to come.”

UPDATE: A spokesman for Jordan e-mails: “We would hope that standing strong in favor of lower spending and balancing the federal budget would not be a reason to eliminate the district of a sitting member of Congress.”

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