THE HILL: Vulnerable Republicans Face Lose-Lose Situation with Speaker Race

October 19, 2023

The Speakership battle in the House is putting swing-district Republicans in a politically dire position as the chaos engulfing the lower chamber shows no signs of abating.

On one hand, many vulnerable Republicans are wary of backing Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), a hard-right Republican and close ally of former President Trump, fearing a vote for him could haunt them in districts that President Biden won in 2020. On the other hand, Republicans risk potential blowback from the conservative base in a primary if they vote against Jordan.

ROKK Co-Founder and Partner, Ron Bonjean, spoke with The Hill on what Republicans need to do after choosing a speaker.