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9 Republicans Vie for House Speakership After Rep. Jim Jordan Drops Bid

HeadlineOct 23, 2023

On Capitol Hill, Republicans dropped far-right Ohio Congressmember Jim Jordan as their nominee for speaker of the House after Jordan’s third vote attempt failed on the House floor Friday. In a secret ballot behind closed doors, just 86 Republicans voted to keep Jordan as their nominee. Nine Republicans have since announced plans to seek their party’s nomination. All but two of the Republican candidates sought to block the certification of President Biden’s 2020 election victory.

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