House Majority Leader Candidate Day

In a historic first, all three candidates for the House Majority Leader position are conducting interview sessions with bloggers as part of their campaign to win the votes of their fellow House Republicans. This post is a a roundup of the audio recordings of the three conference calls and links to meeting notes by bloggers attending the sessions.


Rep. John Shadegg (R-Ariz.), conducted a call at 10:0am (Eastern) January 19, 2006 with the following bloggers:

N.Z. Bear, The Truth Laid Bear
Hugh Hewitt, HughHewitt.com
Kevin Aylward, Wizbang!
La Shawn Barber, La Shawn Barber’s Corner
John Hawkins, Right Wing NewsMeeting Notes
Jon Henke / Dale Franks, QandOMeeting Notes
James Joyner, Outside The BeltwayMeeting Notes
Michelle Malkin, MichelleMalkin.com
Mike Krempasky, Redstate.orgMeeting Notes
Ed Morrissey, Captain’s Quarters
Greg Patterson, Espresso Pundit

Audio of the call is available below [Via QandO]:

You can read Rep. Shadegg’s editorial in Wednesday’s The Wall Street Journal and the transcript of his interview on the Hugh Hewitt show.


Rep. John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), conducted a call at 12:30pm (Eastern) January 19, 2006 with the following attendees:

N.Z. Bear, The Truth Laid Bear
Kevin Aylward, Wizbang!
La Shawn Barber, La Shawn Barber’s Corner
John Hawkins, Right Wing NewsMeeting Notes
Jon Henke / Dale Franks, QandOMeeting Notes
James Joyner, Outside The Beltway
Mike Krempasky, Redstate.orgMeeting Notes
Ed Morrissey, Captain’s Quarters

Audio of the call is available below [Via QandO]::

You can read Rep. Boehner’s editorial in Tuesday’s The Wall Street Journal and the transcript of his interview on the Hugh Hewitt show.


Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), conducted a call at 3:00pm (Eastern) January 19, 2006 with the following bloggers:

N.Z. Bear, The Truth Laid Bear
Kevin Aylward, Wizbang!
La Shawn Barber, La Shawn Barber’s Corner
John Hawkins, Right Wing NewsMeeting Notes
Jon Henke / Dale Franks, QandO
Hugh Hewitt, HughHewitt.com
James Joyner, Outside The Beltway
Mike Krempasky, Redstate.orgMeeting Notes
Ed Morrissey, Captain’s Quarters
Tim Chapman, Townhall
Lori Byrd, PoliPundit
Matt Margolis, Blogs For Bush
Ian Schwartz, The Political Teen
The Corner
National Journal’s Hotline
Suitably Flip
Enlighten-New Jersey

Audio of the call is available below [Via RadioBlogger]:

You can read Rep. Blunt’s editorial in Thursday’s The Wall Street Journal and the transcript of his interview on the Hugh Hewitt show.


The candidate calls are one of the subjects of Wizbang Podcast #6. Also see also NZ Bear’s GOP Leadership Questions page for a roundup of reaction posts.

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  1. mantis January 19, 2006