Ohio House GOP To Pick Leaders For Next Session

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Republicans in the Ohio House are ready to choose the next House speaker and other caucus leaders for the upcoming legislative session.
A leadership election has been scheduled for Wednesday.
State Rep. Cliff Rosenberger, of Clarksville in southwest Ohio, is considered the frontrunner to replace term-limited House Speaker Bill Batchelder.
Rosenberger and potential rival Ron Amstutz, the House Finance chairman, merged their teams this summer. That gave Rosenberger an apparent numeric edge.
Another group backs state Rep. Jim Butler, a Dayton-area conservative, in the speaker's contest.
Republicans select the speaker because they hold a majority of votes in the House. Democrats elect their leadership team separately.