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Emmer drops out of speaker race just hours after winning GOP nomination
The majority whip beat out a crowded field for the nomination, but it became clear he was far short of the 217 votes he needed to win — particularly with Donald Trump’s opposition.

WASHINGTON — Just hours after beating out a crowded field to win the GOP nomination for speaker, Majority Whip Tom Emmer, R-Minn., on Tuesday dropped his bid after it became clear he could not win the 217 votes needed on the floor.


Mark Alford (r) [2023 file photo].

Mark Alford (r):

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Mark Alford @RepMarkAlford
We don’t just need a Speaker of the House, we need a Listener of the House.

If we can reach common understanding, listen, respond, and reflect to one another, we’ll be better off as a conference, and a leader will emerge to rally and lead America.
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11:18 AM · Oct 24, 2023

“…we need a Listener of the House…”

Yeah, sure, that’ll work.

Elect clowns, expect a circus.

For the love of God, make the stupid stop.


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