Ryan has votes to become Speaker

Becoming a speaker could likely be the end of Ryan.. the agenda of the Freedom Caucus will probably block him from day one..

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http://thehill.com/homenews/house/257699-freedom-caucus-not-ready-to-endorse-ryan-for-speaker

The House Freedom Caucus (HFC) stopped short of formally endorsing Rep. Paul Ryan for Speaker on Wednesday but said a “super-majority” of the group backs him, handing the Wisconsin Republican enough votes to win the top leadership post.

About two-thirds of the conservative group backs Ryan for the Speakership — just shy of the 80 percent threshold needed for the caucus to issue a formal endorsement, said Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho), a co-founder and spokesman for the roughly 40-member bloc of conservatives.

“A super-majority of the Freedom Caucus has agreed to support Paul Ryan,” Labrador told reporters after an hour-long, closed-door caucus meeting. "The ball is now in Paul Ryan’s court.”

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