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McCarthy Loses Thirteenth Ballot But Is Getting Closer to the Vote Count He Needs to Become Speaker -- WSJ

The Wall Street Journal · 01/06/2023 15:04
-- Rep. Andy Biggs (R., Ariz.) -- Rep. Lauren Boebert (R., Colo.) -- Rep. Elijah Crane (R., Ariz.) -- Rep. Matt Gaetz (R., Fla.) -- Rep. Bob Good (R., Va.) -- Rep. Andy Harris (R., Md.) -- Rep. Matthew Rosendale (R., Mt.)

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) lost the ballot for speaker again but picked up another holdout.

With Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland switching his vote to Mr. McCarthy this round, 15 Republicans--14 of them outright opponents and one who had been voting present--now have switched their votes tin favor of the California Republican. There are six holdouts remaining, still too many for him to lose.

There were 432 members voting this time and Mr. McCarthy had 414 with Mr. Jeffries pulling in 412. Six Republicans voted for other candidates. If the number voting remains 432, Mr. McCarthy needs 217 votes in order to win.

The remaining holdouts are:

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