FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2012 file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. At the top of their roosts in Washington, l

 

              FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2012 file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. At the top of their roosts in Washington, l
FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2012 file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. At the top of their roosts in Washington, leaders of Congress are, as usual, turning out to be niche players on the national campaign stage. More junior House and Senate leaders are out campaigning and raising money as well _ not just to win this year's races, but to shore up rank and file support for when it's their turn to run for the top jobs on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)