BREAKING: Tom Emmer drops out of race for Soeaker


Tom Emmer has just announced that he’s dropping out of the race for House speaker:

And here’s the latest since he dropped out:


Republicans just held a roll call vote in their conference to see if Tom Emmer has enough votes to win the Republican nomination in a floor vote. In short, he doesn’t have enough votes.

Here’s what we know:


Here’s the Republicans who voted against Emmer, via Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan:

Rick Allen — Johnson
Jim Banks — Jordan
Andy Biggs — Present
Josh Brecheen — Jordan
Mike Cloud — Jordan
Andrew Clyde — Jordan
Mike Collins — Jordan
Eli Crane — Johnson
Warren Davidson — Present
Bob Good — Johnson
Paul Gosar — Jordan
MTG — Jordan
Diane Harshbarger — Johnson
Ronny Jackson — Jordan
Tom Massie — Jordan
Max Miller — Jordan
Cory Mills — Donalds
Troy Nehls — present
Ralph Norman — Jordan
Andy Ogles — Jordan
Scott Perry — Jordan
Chip Roy — Present
Keith Self — Jordan
Greg Steube — present


Rep. Tom Emmer is clearly the top candidate to be House Speaker as the Republican caucus votes via their secret ballots, as they whittle down the candidates.

Here’s how the votes have been breaking down:

Bergman dropped out of the race

The third ballot has just begun and we’ll update you on that soon!


Is Matt Gaetz helping Emmer?


Tom Emmer is gaining ground now, getting 10 more votes on the 3rd ballot than he did previously:


Byron Donalds has now dropped out of the race as Tom Emmer gains more ground on the 4th secret ballot:


Tom Emmer has reportedly won the secret ballot vote to be the nominee for Speaker of the House:

Emmer has requested a vote in the conference to see if he can even get to 217. My guess is a big fat no…

This doesn’t look good for Emmer…

The vote on the secret ballot is: Emmer 117, Johnson 97, Others 5, Present 1

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