Bradner was a Democrat who represented a Fairbanks area district for 10 years in the House.
Rep. Gary Knopp said on the House floor that he committed to being the 21st vote for a Republican nominee, but he didn’t say which one. He then voted for himself to become speaker.
The vote was the latest action in a stalemate that’s preventing Alaska’s House of Representatives from beginning work this session.
The Republican presidential nominee faced a day of harsh criticism from across the political spectrum for appearing to urge Russia to hack his Democratic rival’s email.
The current House GOP leader said he was withdrawing because, for Republicans to unite, “we probably need a fresh face.” Now, leadership elections have been postponed.
Chenault stressed that advancing the development of a gasline is a major goal for the Republican majority in the House. He also said he would be willing to work with unaffiliated candidate Bill Walker, should Walker’s lead in the governor’s race hold.
Boehner says “we ought to give the president what he’s asking for.”
To understand House Speaker John Boehner’s role in the government shutdown, you have to understand the 30 or so House Republican hard-liners and his relationship with them.