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Friday, November 17, 2006
Putnam gets No. 3 House GOP leadership post
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- House GOPers chose Rep. Adam Putnam of Florida to chair the Republican Conference -- the third ranking GOP leadership post in the House.

Putnam, 32, beat out Rep. Jack Kingston of Georgia by a vote of 100-91 on the third ballot. Reps. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee, and Dan Lungren, R-California, were knocked out in the first two rounds of voting.

-- CNN Congressional Producer Ted Barrett
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