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Jordan Gaining Major Steam as Republicans Shift Support to Him for Speaker

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Jim Jordan is reportedly well on his way to becoming the next speaker of the House of Representatives, according to one congressional observer’s unofficial tally.

As he uncovers statements of support from House members, Jake Sherman, the founder of Punchbowl News, has been posting and re-posting them. This led him to conclude early Monday afternoon that, contrary to what some Democratic House members may prefer to believe, the Ohio Republican is likely to become the next speaker.

Sherman reported on X, the former Twitter, that Jordan was holding meetings with Republican congressmen who had not yet endorsed him in the hopes of securing a first-ballot victory on Tuesday.

Sherman was alluding to a sequence of X posts authored by Alabama Representative Mike Rogers, who declared his support for Jordan in the anticipated speakership vote on Tuesday. Rogers made the announcement on Monday.

“Together, our Republican majority will be stronger to fight Joe Biden’s reckless agenda for America,” Rogers wrote in announcing his support of Jordan.

Conversely, on Monday, California representative Ken Calvert also declared his support for Jordan from across the nation.

Sherman described Missouri Representative Ann Wagner as a close ally of House Majority Leader Steve Scalise. On Monday, Wagner announced her support for Representative Jordan for speaker, following Scalise’s withdrawal from the race.

Precisely astute Speaker Kevin McCarthy also expressed his support for Jordan during his Monday morning appearance on “Fox & Friends.”

“It’s one thing to get elected,” he told host Brian Kilmeade. “It’s another thing to govern.”

According to The Hill, Jordan secured the Republican nomination for the speakership last week with 124 ballots. However, he fell significantly short of the approximately 217 votes required to advance to the floor vote on Tuesday.

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