Republican Boehner wins second term as US House Speaker

WASHINGTON Thu Jan 3, 2013 1:46pm EST

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WASHINGTON Jan 3 (Reuters) - John Boehner won a second two-year term as speaker of the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday.

Despite a few Republicans holding back support for him, Boehner beat Democratic minority leader Nancy Pelosi by 220-192 votes, on the first day of a new Congress.