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How the 9 House Republicans running for speaker are making their pitch Monday night

Republicans are meeting Monday evening to hear from the nine GOP lawmakers pitching themselves for the top job in the House of Representatives.

The candidate who gets a majority of the conference vote in a secret ballot Tuesday morning will become House Republicans’ next speaker designate, but still has to win at least 217 votes to clinch the gavel.

Fox News Digital took a look at how the higher-profile names in the race are pitching themselves.

Meuser pitched giving rank-and-file members a seat at the navigating table in his letter to colleagues, calling for a steering committee consisting of 10% of the GOP Conference “to discuss legislation and set priorities.”

Scott comes into the race having previously challenged Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, in the last closed-door speaker election, scoring a surprising 81 votes despite jumping into the race at the last minute.

Elizabeth Elkind is a reporter for Fox News Digital focused on Congress as well as the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and politics. Previous digital bylines seen at Daily Mail and CBS News.

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