U.S. House set to reconvene for seventh speaker ballot — watch it live here

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The U.S. House of Representatives opened at around noon Eastern on Thursday to resume consideration of who’ll be its next speaker, amid intensifying drama following six straight failed attempts by California Republican Kevin McCarthy to win the gavel.

By midafternoon, McCarthy had lost a seventh vote and appeared on track to fail an eighth attempt.

This article was originally published by Marketwatch.com. Read the original article here.

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