House Republicans formally nominated Rep. Paul Ryan for speaker Wednesday, looking to him to help unify the party after a tumultuous period — though defections in the ranks could preview some last-minute drama on the House floor.
The Wisconsin congressman and 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee easily beat rival Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Fla., to become the Republican nominee, with 200 lawmakers backing Ryan and 43 backing Webster. Ryan will formally stand for a vote in the full House on Thursday, likely against Democrats’ pick Nancy Pelosi.
“This begins a new day in the House of Representatives,” Ryan said, in brief remarks after Wednesday’s internal vote. While praising outgoing Speaker John Boehner, he vowed to begin “turning a page.”
“Our party has lost its vision, and we are going to replace it with a vision,” he said.
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