Breaking news: Speaker of the New Hampshire House Shawn Jasper of Hudson is all but certain to be returned to the post for the 2017-18 term, as House Republicans caucusing this afternoon to choose a Speaker cast 109 votes for Jasper to 104 for Rep. Laurie Sanborn of Bedford. [Note: Jasper was elected to the Speakership by the full House on the first ballot on December 7.]
The full House will vote on a Speaker on Organization Day, December 7. Traditionally, the majority party’s choice in caucus prevails that day.That doesn’t always happen, though. After Republicans were sharply divided in caucus two years ago, Jasper won the Speakership on Organization Day with help from Democrats.
Updated to add result of December 7 vote.