WashPo: Paul Ryan Gets Backing from House Conservatives

Paul Ryan campaigning in 2012. Photo by Tony Alter.

According to a report from The Washington Post, it appears Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) could very well be the nation’s next House speaker:

Hard-line conservatives cleared a path Wednesday for Rep. Paul Ryan to become House speaker when some of his most disgruntled fellow Republicans signaled that they would support his bid for the top job.

The decision to back Ryan by the House Freedom Caucus, a group of nearly 40 lawmakers that has risen in power and stature since its founding this year, came after the Ways and Means Committee chairman spent much of his day courting its support.

The group stopped short of an official endorsement, which would have required 80 percent support, but members said a “supermajority” of the caucus would back a Ryan bid for speaker.

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Paul Ryan campaigning in 2012. Photo by Tony Alter.

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