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Raul: We’re not crowning King Ryan

The House Freedom Caucus (HFC) stopped short of formally endorsing Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) for House Speaker on Wednesday. Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho), the leader of the HFC, noted that about two-thirds of the conservative group backs Ryan for the Speakership, but said the group will only endorse if 80 percent of members support Ryan. “We couldn’t get to a consensus,” Labrador said. "The ball is now in Paul Ryan's court,” he added. "This is not about crowning a king. This is about working together be making sure every member feels empowered"/The Hill. More here.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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