Jordan marches ahead with Speaker bid despite grim outlook

Posted on AllSides October 19th, 2023
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Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) is marching ahead with his Speakership bid despite increasingly grim signs for his path to the gavel, eyeing another floor vote on Thursday even as GOP lawmakers signal that his opposition is likely to grow.

Jordan lost 22 Republican votes on the second ballot Wednesday — two more GOP defectors than the day before — securing just 199 votes to House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries’ (D-N.Y.) 212. The tally beat expectations from Jordan supporters, who had predicted he would lose around eight more Republicans, but it...

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