Political and Legislative

Steve Scalise Nominated as House Speaker Candidate by Republican Lawmakers

Republican lawmakers Wednesday selected Rep. Steve Scalise as their candidate for speaker of the House of Representatives, more than a week after Kevin McCarthy was ousted by rebel GOP members in a historic no-confidence vote.

Scalise, the Republican majority leader from Louisiana, defeated Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan of Ohio in a 113-to-99 vote during a closed-door meeting of GOP House members.

Scalise will next face a full vote in the House, where he will need the support of 217 lawmakers to secure the speakership.

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