House GOP OKs leadership for new term

Buoyed by an even stronger majority for next year, Ohio House Republicans renominated Speaker Larry Householder by acclamation yesterday and established themselves as the caucus of the second chance.

The Perry County Republican, who led the GOP to three additional seats for the two-year session starting in January, received a prolonged standing ovation from the incoming caucus. Then, in an unprecedented move, he renominated the rest of this session's leadership team -- including two leaders who were punished earlier this year for politicking behind his back.

"Everybody in this room knows it hasn't been perfect the last two years,'' Householder said. "We've all made mistakes. The important thing is that we give people a second chance.''

Read the whole story in the Columbus Dispatch (subscription site - paid access only).

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