House Republicans Nominate Paul Ryan As Speaker

By Robert SchroederMarketWatch Pulse

House Republicans nominated Rep. Paul Ryan on Wednesday to serve as speaker of the House. Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, is expected to be elected to the post in a vote of the full House on Thursday. The 45-year-old Ryan currently leads the House Ways and Means Committee and was Mitt Romney's vice-presidential running mate in the 2012 election. Ryan would replace outgoing Speaker John Boehner. Ryan got 200 votes Wednesday but will need 218 on the House floor.

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