Rep. Daniel Webster Bids To Succeed House Speaker John Boehner
September 29th, 2015 • iizthatiiz
Florida Congressman Daniel Webster becomes the first to openly declare his intention to succeed House Speaker John Boehner.
Webster is advocating a ‘member driven’ leadership style as opposed to the top down power structure instituted by current Speaker Boehner. Webster referred to the current GOP leadership as a ‘pyramid of power’, where only the hierarchy determines what bills and amendments are allowed a vote.
Daniel Webster was first elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1980, eventually succeeding to Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives in 1996. From the House, he moved on to the Florida Senate where he served until being term limited in 2008.
In 2010, Webster ran for the U.S. House of Representatives defeating Democratic incumbent Alan Grayson by a 56% to 38% margin.