U.S. House Speaker Boehner Sets Election Dates for New Speaker

Speaker John Boehner announced today that the internal Republican election for Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives will be Oct. 28, and the floor election will be Oct. 29.

Wisconsin congressman and current House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan told House Republicans Tuesday evening that he is willing to serve as Speaker of the House if he is the unity candidate, and he gave the House Republican Conference until Friday to decide if they are behind him.

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