House GOP conference votes to abandon Jordan as speaker nominee

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The House Republican Conference voted to move on from Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) as its speaker nominee after three failed votes on the floor earlier this week.

Jordan’s bid ended after 112 Republicans voted to remove him as the party nominee compared to just 86 who voted to keep him. The vote leaves the House without a path forward on its leadership elections, with plans to adjourn for the weekend before advancing another candidate.

House Republicans will reconvene on Monday evening for another candidate forum — the third one this month — with possible votes as early as Tuesday. It’s not yet clear who will throw their hats in the ring, but several names have been floated as it became more evident Jordan’s speakership was out of reach.

With each failed vote, Jordan lost more support. On the third ballot on Friday, 25 Republicans voted against him, making it clear he had no path to the speakership.

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