How House Republicans will pick their next speaker nominee in crowded field

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Nine House Republicans are in the running to be the next House speaker after the GOP conference voted to move on from Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) after he failed to garner enough votes on the floor.

The format for the House Republicans’ scheduled candidate forum at 6:30 p.m. reportedly differs from the previous two, in which Jordan and Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA) were selected as speaker designees.

Each candidate will give a two-minute speech to start, according to Axios. Then, all prospective speakers will participate in a 90-minute question-and-answer session with the conference, followed by one-minute closing speeches.

In the past forums, candidates were given half an hour to speak and pitch themselves to conference members.

The nine announced candidates are House Majority Whip Tom Emmer (R-MN) and Reps. Mike Johnson (R-LA), Kevin Hern (R-OK), Gary Palmer (R-AL), Byron Donalds (R-FL), Jack Bergman (R-MI), Austin Scott (R-GA), Pete Sessions (R-TX), and Dan Meuser (R-PA).

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