Poll shows slight edge in public support for Louisiana’s Scalise as next House speaker
It’s still far from clear who will take over from Paul Ryan as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives should Republicans retain control of the chamber after the November election.
But according to a poll released this week by Politico and Morning Consult, Louisiana’s U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise may have the inside track to taking over the powerful post.
A fellow Republican congressman from Louisiana, Rep. Ralph Abraham, has publicly touted Scalise as a possible speaker candidate already.
“Steve Scalise is a great leader,” Abraham wrote on Twitter in April. “Should he run for Speaker, the House will get a strong conservative at the helm, and Louisiana will have a powerful ally.”
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