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Iowa House Republicans to pick new leadership today

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Iowa House Republicans will choose new leadership Thursday, including the new House Speaker.

Kraig Paulsen announced recently he would be stepping down in January. Paulsen has served as House Speaker since 2011.

Paulsen worked for months with the state legislature on a compromise for school funding in Iowa. Gov. Branstad vetoed a large part of the bill, but Paulsen has said his decision to not seek re-election is not because of the veto.

When he announced he'd be stepping down, House Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer announced her own run to become Iowa's first female House Speaker.

Josh Byrns of Osage also told the Mason City Globe Gazette he is planning on running as well.


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