BREAKING—Rep. Austin Scott Files Last-Minute Run for Speaker

Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA) attends a House Armed Services Committee hearing entitled "F
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Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA) has filed a last minute for Speaker, setting up a challenge to frontrunner Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH).

The seven-term congressman has kept a low public profile during his tenure in Washington, concentrating on policy and largely staying out of the public eye.

House Republicans will reconvene Friday at 1:00 p.m. EST for a candidate forum during which members can nominate candidates.

Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-SD), a moderate closely aligned with Speaker Emeritus Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), will give a nominating speech for Jordan. McCarthy has said he supports Jordan.

Scott likely is running to serve as a vessel for the small anti-Jordan contingent within the conference.

This is a developing story.

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