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Politicians React To Paul Ryan's Election As Speaker Of The House

"We are not settling the score, we are wiping the slate clean."
U.S. House Speaker-elect Paul Ryan waves next to House Speaker John Boehner Thursday, after Ryan won the vote to take ov
U.S. House Speaker-elect Paul Ryan waves next to House Speaker John Boehner Thursday, after Ryan won the vote to take over the position.

The votes are in, and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will officially replace House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).

Boehner announced his resignation in September. After House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) suddenly dropped out of the race to fill the position, Boehner urged Ryan to run. Finally, Ryan jumped into the race, and on Thursday he urged members to work together to unite a fractured House. 

"We are not settling the score, we are wiping the slate clean," he said.

Here are reactions from some of Ryan's colleagues on his new role:

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Politicians React To Paul Ryan Getting Elected Speaker
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