13th Vote Fails!

McCarthy Makes Progress But Still Falls Short
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 09: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), addresses a crowd during an election night watch party at the National Ballroom at The Westin, City Center on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022 in Washington, DC.  (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The House of Representatives convened on Friday for the 12th round of voting in speaker election that has gone on for 4 days where House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy picked up fourteen votes from GOP holdouts.
  • He’s still on track to lose the 12th round with 213 votes due to seven conservatives voting against him. None voted present, according to the unofficial tally.
  • For the first time, McCarthy picked up more votes that House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries, who against received 211 votes in the latest round.

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