Several GOP Speaker Nominees To Make Pitch That They Can Avoid Floor Vote Doom

October 23, 2023
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October 23, 2023

Nine Republican hopefuls will pitch the conference Monday that they alone will somehow be able to avoid the failure that felled Kevin McCarthy, Steve Scalise and Jim Jordan.

Republicans will congregate for a candidate forum today at 6:30 p.m. ET. Tomorrow, they’ll do multiple rounds of voting. The lowest vote getter will be knocked off each round until there’s one man standing. At this point, it still requires donning some very rosy glasses to see one of these men getting to 217 — not least because of the crowded field and split factions of support.

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Nine Republican hopefuls will pitch the conference Monday that they alone will somehow be able to avoid the failure that felled Kevin McCarthy, Steve Scalise and Jim Jordan.

Republicans will congregate for a candidate forum today at 6:30 p.m. ET. Tomorrow, they’ll do multiple rounds of voting. The lowest vote getter will be knocked off each round until there’s one man standing. At this point, it still requires donning some very rosy glasses to see one of these men getting to 217 — not least because of the crowded field and split factions of support.

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  1. Avatar for drtv drtv says:

    HA! I am sure that this will be a fun time for all! Because nothing SCREAMS Fun like floor vote doom.

    BTW:

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  2. Nine Republican hopefuls will pitch the conference Monday that they alone will somehow be able to avoid the failure that felled Kevin McCarthy, Steve Scalise and Jim Jordan.

    The answer is obvious, a candidate who can and will work with Democrats.

  3. Avatar for bdtex bdtex says:

    Tomorrow will be a fun day. :laughing:

  4. all nine candidates making their pitch will be throwing spitballs.

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