Where Minnesota Republicans stand on Tom Emmer's bid for speaker

The U.S. House majority whip is among nine GOP candidates trying to become the next speaker


October 24, 2023

J. Scott Applewhite, Associated Press file photo

Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn., is trying to overcome stark divides in the GOP to become the next House speaker.

WASHINGTON – U.S. House Majority Whip Tom Emmer is getting public support from some of his Minnesota GOP colleagues as he runs in a crowded field to become the next speaker of the House.

Fellow Minnesota Republican Reps. Pete Stauber and Brad Finstad are backing Emmer as the party struggles to overcome chaos in the chamber that has lasted for close to three weeks.

"Whether it's across Minnesota or across the country, Congressman Emmer has the trust and respect necessary to lead the People's House. I am happy to support him for Speaker," Finstad said in a statement. "The American people deserve a functioning Congress."



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