Republicans Forecast Difficult Battle to Replace Casada

With a jumble of House Republicans taking aim at the House Speaker’s seat, Rep. Mark White, R-East Memphis, says “consensus” candidates are necessary before the vote goes to the floor, the Daily Memphian reports. Three have officially declared their candidacy for the House Speaker’s post being vacated by Glen Casada, but several more are being discussed for the position. Rep. Jim Coley, R-Bartlett, said that major changes are in order following Casada's brief tenure. Casada does not plan to step down until Aug. 2, leaving many weeks for Tennessee's legislators to debate who will succeed him.
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