Paul Ryan has won over the Republican Party’s female lawmakers.
The 23 female GOP House lawmakers will announce Thursday they plan to vote for the Wisconsin Republican when the House casts ballots for a new speaker next week.
Rep. Barbara Comstock of Virginia shepherded a letter from her female colleagues pledging their support for Ryan. The endorsement is not a surprise. Ryan is widely popular with a broad swath of the conference and is expected to face no real opposition in his bid to take the speaker's gavel.
“The unanimous support of the women members of the Republican conference represent a broad range of views and a broad geographic range from coast to coast,” Comstock said in a statement.