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October 29, 2015 6:09 am

Paul Ryan Elected Speaker of the House, 43 Republicans Vote Against

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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. Photo: wiki commons.

Newly elected speaker of the House Paul Ryan. Photo: wiki commons.

CNN –  The era of Paul Ryan has begun on Capitol Hill after House Republicans nominated the 45-year-old Wisconsin congressman to serve as speaker of the House, setting him up to be the youngest to ascend to the post since before the Civil War.

Ryan will step into a job he repeatedly insisted he didn’t want after easily defeating Florida Republican Daniel Webster for the top House leadership post, which is second in line to the succeed the President. The secret-ballot vote was 200 for Ryan versus 43 for Webster.

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