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Boehner Says He And Cole Are Staying Put

Despite recent election setbacks, House Minority Leader John A. Boehner says his leadership position is secure and he's not pushing NRCC chairman Tom Cole out the door either.

Speaking on ABC's This Week, Boehner (R-Ohio) admitted that it has been a tough week for Republicans and that there's been plenty of grumbling within the Republican conference after the party lost a previously secure House seat in Mississippi.

But Boehner made it clear there will be no leadership changes any time soon.

"I'm staying," Boehner told ABC host George Stephanopoulos. "My job is to help bring our members together."

Boehner said he talked late last week with Cole (R-Okla.), whose job security as chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee is now in question after losing three special elections in strongly conservative districts.

"Tom and I had a very good meeting on Friday - frank and constructive and positive," Boehner said. "He's staying."