Speaker Boehner is now a grandpa

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Now here was an interesting tweet Thursday from House Speaker John Boehner, R-West Chester Twp.: “It’s a boy.”

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio calls on a reporter during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. Boehner said any deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff should include lower tax rates, eliminating special interest loopholes and revising the tax code. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio calls on a reporter during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. Boehner said any deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff should include lower tax rates, eliminating special interest loopholes and revising the tax code. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The speaker was referring to the birth Tuesday by his daughter Lindsay of his first grandchild, Alistair Lane. “Both baby and mother are doing well,” Boehner tweeted. Alistair is 8 pounds, 3 ounces.

“Congressman Boehner is thrilled,” Boehner’s press secretary Olivia Hnat said Thursday.


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