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GOP Searches For New House Speaker Nominee After McCarthy Drops Out

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Host Frank Stasio speaks with Washington reporter for Time Warner Cable News Geoff Bennett about the House Speaker race

Republicans on Capitol Hill met Thursday to nominate a new Speaker of the House after John Boehner announced last month he will be resigning.

The front runner for the nomination was House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. However, McCarthy abruptly dropped out of the race Thursday, causing disarray in the Republican caucus.The House of Representatives was scheduled to vote on a new Speaker at the end of October. The vote has now been postponed as GOP leaders search for a new nominee.

Host Frank Stasio talks with Washington reporter for Time Warner Cable News Geoff Bennett about the House Speaker race.

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Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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