House GOP Leader Boehner Under Fire, Some Reps Considering Challenge

Frustration among the House Republicans with Minority Leader John Boehner is apparently so great that some members are already considering a challenge.

As the Republicans lost their third special election in a row on Tuesday -- a feat not seen in 30 years -- Chuck Todd reported on MSNBC:

It is a seismic sort of shift, and sort of think of what you're gonna see the Republican Caucus... I have already been hearing whisper campaigns about John Boehner, the Republican leader, people are thinking about challenging him. Is he not being strident enough? You've got all sort of back biting and in-fighting. It is not a good night in the House Republican Caucus.


Also, Politico's Mike Allen noted this morning:

Whispers among some House Republicans about trying to replace Cole with Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.), who was NRCC chairman from 1998 to 2002. House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) also has to watch his back. House conservatives especially restive.