Boehner ally: ‘Very real’ chance Republicans will need Democrats to elect next Speaker

We may need a bipartisan coalition to elect our next Speaker… That’s a very real possibility right now, and I think anybody who’s honest about this knows it. They may not want to talk about it, but they know it.

— Pennsylvania Republican and John Boehner ally Charlie Dent, speaking to reporters outside the doors of a House Republican caucus meeting (via The Hill).