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Speaker hopefuls, assemble! Here are the Republicans launching bids

With the battle to become speaker back to square one, the field of nine potential Republican contenders is now set. To help sort it all out, we’ve compiled a quick list.

IN

Rep. Kevin Hern (Okla.) is the chair of the Republican Study Committee.
Rep. Austin Scott (Ga.) challenged Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) last week, but eventually backed Jordan. He’s a serious voice on agriculture policy and the Farm Bill.
Rep. Dan Meuser (Pa.) is a member of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, along with the Republican Main Street Caucus.
Rep. Jack Bergman (Mich.)* is a retired Marine Corps lieutenant general.
Rep. Pete Sessions (Texas)* was once Rules Committee chair and a key ally of former speakers John Boehner and Paul Ryan.
Rep. Tom Emmer (Minn.) is the majority whip and previously ran the House Republican campaign arm.
Rep. Mike Johnson (La.) is vice chair of the House GOP Conference and former head of the Republican Study Committee.
Rep. Byron Donalds (R-Fla.)* is a member of the House Freedom Caucus.
Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Ala.)* chairs the Republican Policy Committee.

OUT

Rep. Jodey Arrington (Texas), the chair of the Budget Committee, announced Sunday that he won’t run for speaker “after careful consideration and much prayer.”
Rep. Mark Green (R-Tenn.), a combat veteran and chair of the Homeland Security Committee, announced Friday night that he will not seek the speakership.
Rep. Roger Williams (Texas)* announced Saturday night that “now is not the right time” for him to run for speaker. Williams is chair of the Small Business Committee, as well as coach and manager of the House Republican baseball team.

*Members of the Republican Baseball Team

Jennifer Scholtes, Jordain Carney and Anthony Adragna contributed.

With the battle to become speaker back to square one, the field of nine potential Republican contenders is now set. To help sort it all out, we’ve compiled a quick list.
IN

Rep. Kevin Hern (Okla.) is the chair of the Republican Study Committee.
Rep. Austin Scott (Ga.) challenged Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) last week, but eventually backed Jordan. He’s a serious voice on agriculture policy and the Farm Bill.
Rep. Dan Meuser (Pa.) is a member of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, along with the Republican Main Street Caucus.
Rep. Jack Bergman (Mich.)* is a retired Marine Corps lieutenant general.
Rep. Pete Sessions (Texas)* was once Rules Committee chair and a key ally of former speakers John Boehner and Paul Ryan.
Rep. Tom Emmer (Minn.) is the majority whip and previously ran the House Republican campaign arm.
Rep. Mike Johnson (La.) is vice chair of the House GOP Conference and former head of the Republican Study Committee.
Rep. Byron Donalds (R-Fla.)* is a member of the House Freedom Caucus.
Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Ala.)* chairs the Republican Policy Committee.

OUT

Rep. Jodey Arrington (Texas), the chair of the Budget Committee, announced Sunday that he won’t run for speaker “after careful consideration and much prayer.”
Rep. Mark Green (R-Tenn.), a combat veteran and chair of the Homeland Security Committee, announced Friday night that he will not seek the speakership.
Rep. Roger Williams (Texas)* announced Saturday night that “now is not the right time” for him to run for speaker. Williams is chair of the Small Business Committee, as well as coach and manager of the House Republican baseball team.

*Members of the Republican Baseball Team
Jennifer Scholtes, Jordain Carney and Anthony Adragna contributed.  

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