Republicans Officially Nominate Paul Ryan For House Speaker

In a secret vote behind closed doors, Republicans chose their nominee for speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Republicans Officially Nominate Paul Ryan For House Speaker

House Republicans officially nominated Paul Ryan to succeed John Boehner as speaker. (Video via C-SPAN)

Ryan announced he would seek the nomination less than a week ago.

The entire House, not just Republicans, will vote on the speaker position Thursday. Ryan must get a majority of votes, so 50 percent plus one, to win the job.

This video includes images from Getty Images.

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