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GOP nominates Ryan as speaker

Freedom Caucus member Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, after a meeting with Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. Ryan seeking unity in a place it's rarely found, is telling House Republicans he will serve as their speaker only if they embrace him by week's end as their consensus candidate. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Freedom Caucus member Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, after a meeting with Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. Ryan seeking unity in a place it's rarely found, is telling House Republicans he will serve as their speaker only if they embrace him by week's end as their consensus candidate. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

House Republicans have nominated Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan to become the chamber’s next speaker. GOP lawmakers hope Ryan will lead them out of weeks of disarray and point them toward accomplishments they can highlight in next year’s elections. The 45-year-old Ryan was his party’s 2012 vice presidential nominee and is considered a telegenic spokesman for conservative priorities. Ryan won on a secret ballot of the House’s 247 Republicans/Associated Press. More here.

Question: How long until Congressman Raul Labrador & his Freedom Caucus playmates start undercutting Ryan?



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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