2:06 pm December 14, 2009, by jgalloway
A message went out this morning informing Republicans that the election to select a GOP candidate for speaker will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday in the House chambers.
Neither the time nor the day had been in dispute. But when the House GOP caucus assembled on Friday, the location of the election had been left open – prompting worry among some that the contests for leadership would be held off-campus and in private.
The Capitol venue is an indication that the tradition noted last week by House Majority Jerry Keen (St. Simons Island) will remain intact.
“We do our elections in public. Every caucus election since I’ve been in the Republican caucus has been done in the open and public,” Keen said. “We’ll continue to do that.”
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