U.S. House Republicans mull eight new candidates for speaker in advance of votes
WASHINGTON — U.S. House Republicans Monday night gathered behind closed doors to hear the pitches of eight candidates for the speaker’s gavel, as the chamber approaches three weeks without a speaker. Monday’s nearly three-hour meeting was meant to produce a leading GOP candidate, so that when Republicans vote behind closed doors on Tuesday, there will […]
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(This story was updated at 7:55 p.m. Oct. 23, 2023, to reflect that Pennsylvania Rep. Dan Meuser dropped out of the running to be the GOP nominee for speaker of the U.S. House.) WASHINGTON –– The eight Republican candidates to be speaker of the U.S. House were set to make their cases to their colleagues […]