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How to pronounce the new GOP House leader’s name.

John Boehner (R-Ohio) was selected by the House Republican caucus today to replace Tom DeLay as majority leader. It’s one of the top jobs in Washington, so we might as well start pronouncing Boehner’s name correctly from the outset.

Name: John Boehner

Title: Member of Congress, Majority Leader of the House of Representatives

Last Name Pronounced: “BAY-ner”

Tape: Click here to listen to Sharon Hughes, who works in Boehner’s West Chester, Ohio, office, pronounce her boss’s name.

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