Jim Jordan loses even more support on third House speaker vote

Posted on AllSides October 20th, 2023
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House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) lost additional support on the third ballot for the speaker's gavel on Friday, adding to the narrative that his effort is a zombie campaign.

Why it matters: Some House Republicans are growing impatient and saying they don’t want a repeat of the 15 ballots it took to elect former Speaker Kevin McCarthy in January.

Driving the news: 25 House Republicans voted for candidates other than Jordan on the third ballot, compared to 22 on the second ballot and 20 on the first.

All House Democrats voted for Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), as...

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