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The Ohio House of Representatives have a brand new Speaker of the House.

His name is Rep. Bob Cupp and is a Republican from Lima.

From WKYC 3News Cleveland:

This comes as House members voted 90-0 Thursday to remove Larry Householder as the chamber’s top leader.

A federal grand jury indicted Householder and four others in an alleged $60 million bribery scheme less than an hour before the vote.

Cupp previously served as part of the Ohio State Supreme Court Justice.

He did not choose Householder for the speaker role, but did vote to support House Bill 6.

It would have taken at least 50 votes to remove the now-former Speaker of the House.

Householder will remain as a member of the state’s Legislature.

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Article Courtesy of WBNS-TV Columbus and WKYC 3News Cleveland

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