Jordan Speaker vote; will 3rd time be a charm?

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, called for a third vote Friday on his nomination to be speaker of the House, telling reporters the House needs to “elect a speaker as soon as possible” so “we can go to work for the American people.”

Jordan needs to win over virtually every House Republican to succeed, and as of Thursday night he seemed far from that goal. The Friday vote will test whether he has made any progress in wooing new supporters, or if the bitter divisions within the party are unchanged.

Jordan met Thursday with the Republicans who voted against him on the two previous ballots. Jordan lost 20 Republicans on the first vote, and the number grew to 22 for the second vote. Rep. Carlos Giménez, R-Fla., was one of several members who left the meeting under the impression that nobody had changed their minds.

“It was productive, but it did not change my mind,” Giménez told reporters. “I’m not voting for Jordan.”


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