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Topic - Ford O'Connell
House Speaker John A. Boehner, who has tangled repeatedly with the right wing of the Republican Party, has not been invited to this week's Conservative Political Action Conference.
Some new senators make a point of keeping their heads down and their media profiles low as they get the lay of the land on Capitol Hill.
"It's not a race," said Ford O'Connell, a Houston native and Republican strategist who was an adviser to U.S. John McCain's presidential run in 2008. "Essentially this is more about Democrats saying they're expanding the maps and making baby steps toward progress."
"There are not enough curse words in the English language to describe how movement conservatives think of John Boehner," said Ford O'Connell, a party strategist.