GOP lawmakers hear from candidates for speaker, but no clear winner in sight

GOP lawmakers hear from candidates for speaker, but no clear winner in sight

House Republicans are set to begin the process of choosing their next speaker this week, but the party doesn’t appear to be any closer to zeroing in on one candidate that can win the majority of their conference when the full chamber comes together for a vote.
GOP lawmakers emerged from a closed-door candidate forum on Tuesday evening as the conference gathered to vet their top two speaker candidates before putting the matter to a party vote on Wednesday morning. While the two declared candidates, Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA) and Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH), have garnered support from several GOP lawmakers, they b …