At least 10 Republicans have introduced that they may run for speaker or that they’re contemplating doing so since Friday, when the occasion solid apart Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio as its newest nominee for the management publish.
A flood of lawmakers started campaigning simply hours after Republicans voted in a closed-door assembly to restart the nomination course of after Mr. Jordan, his assist ebbing, failed on a 3rd ground vote to win the speakership. The vote basically ensured that the workplace of the speaker would stay empty for a 3rd week.
The lawmakers vying for the job embrace veterans of the House, committee chairmen, a high member of Republican management and a sophomore. Virtually none have the sort of commanding nationwide profile usually required of the speaker, who shouldn’t be solely second in line to the presidency however a key fund-raiser for his or her occasion’s efforts to guard and develop its majority.
They should navigate the identical treacherous dynamics of a bitterly divided convention that the three males earlier than them couldn’t, leaving some Republicans brazenly questioning whether or not anybody can win a majority of votes on the House ground.
Here are the Republicans who’re operating — or who’re contemplating operating — for speaker.
Tom Emmer of Minnesota
Mr. Emmer, 62, is the highest-ranking Republican within the race. Endorsed by former Speaker Kevin McCarthy, Mr. Emmer is the No. 3 Republican within the House, whose job is to “whip,” or rely votes, to go the speaker’s agenda.
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