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Tue May 15, 2018, 04:59 PM

House Republicans can't reach 50 votes for new speaker

Source: Columbus Dispatch

After spending more than four hours behind closed doors, House Republicans on Tuesday were unable to gather 50 votes to support a new speaker.

Deep divisions within the caucus were on display as Rep. Ryan Smith, R-Bidwell, got the majority of the votes in the caucus, but still fell short of the 50 needed to be elected House speaker by the full chamber on Wednesday.

Smith, a three-term Republican from Bidwell in rural Gallia County, is seeking to replace Cliff Rosenberger, who abruptly resigned from his seat in mid-April amid an FBI probe into his overseas travel.

Rep. Kirk Schuring, R-Canton, the dean of the caucus and the acting speaker, said he was heading back to his office to try to figure out a way to find 50 votes to support Smith, who was challenged by Reps. Dorothy Pelanda of Marysville and Andy Thompson of Marietta.

Read more: http://www.dispatch.com/news/20180515/house-republicans-cant-reach-50-votes-for-new-speaker



The current split is 65 R / 33 D

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Reply House Republicans can't reach 50 votes for new speaker (Original post)
brooklynite May 2018 OP
caballojm May 2018 #1
muriel_volestrangler May 2018 #2
yonder May 2018 #6
irisblue May 2018 #3
Brother Buzz May 2018 #4
Girard442 May 2018 #5
BumRushDaShow May 2018 #7
TryLogic May 2018 #8

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 05:04 PM

1. Well it can't be easy determining who's the most deplorable among that lot of sociopaths.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 05:19 PM

2. Ohio (that might be a useful comment after the OP excerpt) (nt)

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #2)

Tue May 15, 2018, 05:37 PM

6. +1.

it had me on the wrong track.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 05:24 PM

3. Collection of A Holes

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 05:25 PM

4. Ohio House of Representatives -

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 05:32 PM

5. Pelosi.

If the ballot were secret, she could win.

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Response to Girard442 (Reply #5)

Tue May 15, 2018, 06:25 PM

7. This is not the U.S. House. It's the Ohio State House. nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 06:40 PM

8. Is this from Ohio??

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