The almighty Saxton

The most powerful member of the New Jersey Republican congressional delegation today is 12-term Congressman James Saxton, who was the one of New Jersey’s six GOP Congressmen to publicly support the winner in the race for House Majority Leader, John Boehner. Saxton, who was passed over for a full committee chairmanship despite his seniority, suddenly increases his insider clout exponentially. Four of his colleagues were openly supportive of Boehner’s opponent, Roy Blunt, who remains the House Majority Whip.

The almighty Saxton