House GOP, eager to mend wounds, ready to make Ryan speaker

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., joined by, from left, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La.,, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks to media on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, after a Special GOP Leadership Election. Republicans in the House of Representatives have nominated Ryan to become the chamber's next speaker, hoping he can lead them out of weeks of disarray and point them toward accomplishments they can highlight in next year's elections. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Outgoing Speaker John Boehner bade farewell to his colleagues Thursday as the House commenced the political pageantry of electing Paul Ryan to replace him, with Republicans hoping the young but seasoned lawmaker can mend the splintered party’s self-inflicted wounds and craft a conservative message to woo voters in next year’s elections.

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