Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio has lost the first round of voting in his bid for Speaker of the House, with three Republicans among Texas’ delegation voting against him.

Jordan was nominated by the Republican Caucus late last week.

On the first round of voting, however, he failed to clench the gavel with 20 Republicans casting votes for other candidates.

Among those were U.S. Reps. Jake Ellzey, Tony Gonzales, and Kay Granger from Texas.

Ellzey cast his vote for U.S. Rep. Mike Garcia. Gonzales and Granger, meanwhile, voted for U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise.

Neither Garcia or Scalise were nominated for the position, and both voted for Jordan.

Additional rounds of voting are expected. Speaker Kevin McCarthy was elected on the fifteenth round of voting in January.

Brandon Waltens

Brandon serves as the Senior Editor for Texas Scorecard. After managing successful campaigns for top conservative legislators and serving as a Chief of Staff in the Texas Capitol, Brandon moved outside the dome in order to shine a spotlight on conservative victories and establishment corruption in Austin. @bwaltens


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