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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.

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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