House Republicans reelected Boehner as Speaker on Thursday with 220 votes. Boehner suffered 12 defections — a contrast to 2011, when he was was backed unanimously by the Republican Conference.
Two of the members who abstained from voting for Speaker — Reps. Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho) and Mick Mulvaney (S.C.) — received $10,000 each from the Speaker.
Another member who voted “present,” freshman Rep. Steve StockmanSteve StockmanFormer congressman indicted on conspiracy charges Ex-GOP rep blames arrest on 'deep state' conspiracy Former Texas rep Steve Stockman facing conspiracy charge MORE (R-Texas), received $5,000 in campaign help from Boehner. Stockman said he opposed Boehner’s Speakership bid because of his handling of House conservatives and the “fiscal cliff” deal.
The three House Republicans who voted for Majority Leader Eric CantorEric CantorA path forward on infrastructure Democrats step up calls that Russian hack was act of war Paul replaces Cruz as GOP agitator MORE (R-Va.) as Speaker — Rep. Steve Pearce (R-N.M.) and two freshmen, Reps. Jim BridenstineJim BridenstineThe Hill's Whip List: 36 GOP no votes on ObamaCare repeal plan A guide to the committees: House Jim Bridenstine for NASA administrator MORE (R-Okla.) and Ted YohoTed YohoOvernight Finance: Trump stock slump | GOP looks to tax bill for lifeline | Trump repeals 'blacklisting rule' | Dem wants ethics probe into Treasury secretary Lawmakers want infrastructure funded by offshore tax reform Defying Trump, Freedom Caucus insists it'll oppose GOP ObamaCare replacement MORE (R-Fla.) — also received $5,000 each from Boehner.
Five of the other House Republicans who voted against Boehner received nothing from his political action committee, including three members who were stripped of committee assignments last month for bucking leadership — Reps. Justin AmashJustin AmashObamaCare gets new lease on life Top Republican: The healthcare bill is dead House GOP abandons ObamaCare repeal effort in stunning defeat MORE (Mich.), Tim Huelskamp (Kan.) and Walter Jones (N.C.).
Huelskamp ran unopposed this election cycle.
Reps. Paul BrounPaul BrounCalifornia lawmaker's chief of staff resigns after indictment Republican candidates run against ghost of John Boehner The Trail 2016: Let’s have another debate! MORE (R-Ga.) and Louie GohmertLouie GohmertDon’t blame Trump for healthcare defeat — blame Louie Gohmert Trump, GOP fumble chance to govern House votes to begin debate on healthcare bill; six Republicans defect MORE (R-Texas) also didn’t receive money from Boehner. In 2012, Broun ran unopposed, while Gohmert won reelection with 70 percent of the vote.
On the Democratic side, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) faced five defections. Her leadership PAC donated to only one of those members, giving $10,000 to Blue Dog Rep. Jim MathesonJim MathesonWork begins on T infrastructure plan New president, new Congress, new opportunity First black GOP woman in Congress wins reelection MORE (D-Utah).