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Multiple House speaker candidates emerge after failed Jordan bid as GOP plans to reconvene Monday

House Republicans are starting from scratch to select a new candidate for speaker after Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, was voted out of the race.

At least eight people have emerged as potential candidates to lead the House immediately after a closed-door House GOP vote on whether to keep Jordan as speaker designate.

Republicans are expected to meet behind closed doors on Monday evening for a candidate forum before a conference-wide election via secret anonymous ballot on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, other lawmakers have suggested they are weighing whether to run. Republicans have until noon on Sunday to enter the race before Monday’s candidate forum.

Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington, R-Texas, told reporters he was “seriously considering” a run for speaker.

“We’ve discussed it, and we were praying about it, and a number of members have asked us to consider it,” Arrington said, speaking to reporters while on the phone with his wife.

This story has been updated.

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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