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John Boehner

John Boehner: Tea Party uses me

John Boehner: Tea Party uses me

In an interview Sunday with "60 Minutes," House Speaker John Boehner says the Tea Party has used him quite successfully to raise money. "My voting record is as conservative as anybody here," the Ohio Republican tells Scott Pelley. "The issue with the Tea Party isn't one of strategy. It's not one of different vision. It's a disagreement over tactics, from time to time. Frankly, a lot is being driven by national groups here in Washington who have raised money and just beating the dickens out of me." Boehner's take on that approach: "It works. They raise money, put it in their pocket, and pay themselves big salaries."   ...