House Speaker John Boehner

Politics
8:54 am
Wed August 10, 2011

Protest Held outside Boehner's Ohio Office

WEST CHESTER, Ohio - About 100 demonstrators protested outside the Cincinnati office of U.S. House Speaker John Boehner - with some later going to a Columbus country club after hearing he might be there.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that on Tuesday the protesters stood outside the West Chester Township office chanting.

The newspaper reports that a woman kicked the office door, which was locked, but police made no arrests.

The Service Employees International Union says demonstrators want Boehner to focus on jobs for his district.

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Politics
3:42 pm
Wed January 5, 2011

Boehner's Position Puts Attention On Ohio

The last speaker of the house that came from Ohio was Nicholas Longworth. Like Boehner, he was a Republican from the Cincinnati area. He faced similar challenges during his time in office and was known for working with both sides of the aisle. Boehner has said that Longworth is an influence for him and that could be an indication of how he will lead congress, according to Dan Birdsong, a political science professor at the University of Dayton.

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