House Republicans to vote on speaker nomination

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Rep. Byron Donalds speaks to reporters before a House Republican candidates forum where congressmen who are running for Speaker of the House will present their platforms in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill on October 24, in Washington, DC.  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Florida Rep. Byron Donalds, who is running for speaker, says he’s confident he will win the nomination Tuesday but he will back whoever is the ultimate nominee on the floor. 

“I’ve been very clear, whether it was Kevin, or Steve, or Jim, they’ve all had my support, and whoever our nominee, will have my support, I just expect that person to be me,” Donalds said.

He also said he won’t negotiate with members for the job. 

“There’s not gonna be back-room negotiations, we are gonna get our job done today, we are gonna elect a speaker of the House today,” he said. 

Donalds said he expects a “spirited” vote Tuesday. 

“I think the members are committed to making sure we elect a speaker, and that’s what we’re gonna get done,” he added. 


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