Flood­gates open as mem­bers run for speak­er fol­low­ing Jor­dan rejec­tion by House GOP

With the House Repub­li­can Con­fer­ence vot­ing to remove Rep. Jim Jor­dan (R‑OH) as their speak­er nom­i­nee, the flood­gates have opened as mem­bers start to make calls and announce they are run­ning for speak­er of the House.
At least nine Repub­li­cans so far have either announced their can­di­da­cy, have called oth­er mem­bers about a poten­tial bid, or are mulling whether to run. The can­di­date forum will be on Mon­day at 6 p.m., and the elec­tion process will begin Tues­day at 9 a.m., Speak­er Pro Tem­pore Patrick McHen­ry (R‑NC) said. He also plans to start vot­ing on the floor on Tues­day.
HOUSE GOP CONFERENCE VOTES TO ABANDON JORDAN AS SPEAKER NOMINEE
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