House Republicans start anew in search for president: live coverage

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By journalsofus.com


The House is heading into its third full week without a speaker, and Republicans are back to square one.

Two presidential candidates dropped out of the race after it became clear they could not win 217 votes in the House of Representatives. Some lawmakers express pessimism about anyone being able to surpass that threshold.

But the Republicans are ready to try again. They will hold a speakers forum on Monday night to hear from nine candidates who came forward to run for the position and hold internal elections on Tuesday.

The nine are: House Majority Leader Tom Emmer (R-Minn.), Rep. Kevin Hern (R-Okla.), House Republican Conference Vice Chairman Mike Johnson ( R-La.), Rep. Byron Donalds (R-Fla.), Rep. Jack Bergman (R-Mich.), Rep. Austin Scott (R-Ga.), Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas), Rep. Dan Meuser (R-Pa.) and Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Ala.).

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