After winning a net six House seats in the 2010 election cycle, the House Republicans lost a net four House seats in 2012. And just as fast, their leader - Bruce Hanna - went from rockstar to chump in the eyes of his caucus.
Hanna had been hailed for his collaborative approach to joint leadership in the 30-30 House, earning plaudits as 2011 Statesman of the Year from the Oregon Business Association and the 2012 Public Official of the Year from Governing magazine -- alongside his Democratic counterpart, Arnie Roblan.
And while Roblan got a promotion to the Senate, it seems that House Republicans blamed him and (most of) his team for the whipping they took at the polls.
Tonight, after a closed-door meeting that lasted "for hours" the House GOP ejected Speaker Hanna, Leader Andy Olson, and Whip Tim Freeman from leadership. Deputy Leader Mike McLane was elevated to Leader, while Vicki Berger comes in as the Whip and Julie Parrish will be the new Deputy Leader.
Pass the popcorn, this is going to be fun to watch!