Right now, gathered in the Canon House Office building is the entire GOP caucus. They will vote for their new leaders from top down, meaning the first vote is the biggest: Pence or Boehner.
The order of elections will be:
1) Republican Leader
2) Republican Whip
3) Chair of the Republican Conference
4) Chair of the Committee on Policy
5) Vice Chair of the Republican Conference
6) Secretary of the Republican Conference
7) Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee
Each nomination will be preceded by a nomination speech that lasts about 3 minutes before the caucus proceeds to cast secret ballots.
UPDATE: NRO’s Jonathan Martin has a user’s guide to this morning’s leadership elections.
UPDATE 9:04: Nominating speeches for Minority Leader are finished and the voting has begun.
UPDATE 9:10: Votes are being counted…Fox News’s Major Garrett predicts a Boehner landslide but a closer Whip race.
UPDATE 9:12: The House GOP conference has announced a Boehner victory.
UPDATE 9:15: Boehner is speaking to the GOP caucus right now. The first man to shake his hand after the vote was Mike Pence.
UPDATE 9:21: The final tally was 168-27 for Boehner.
UPDATE 9:26: I have to run to a previous commitment so updates will stop here for a bit. I will be sending Andy over at the Club for Growth any updates I get. Be sure to head over there as he will be covering what is going on over there in the Canon HOB.
The Corner is all over this too.
UPDATE 10:40: The election for Conference Chair is underway. They are moving to a second ballot. Lungren fell off with 29. Blackburn had 31, Kingston - 58 and Putnam - 81.
UPDATE 10:57: Blackburn is out with 30 votes. Kingston had 74 and Putnam had 89 on the last ballot. Kingston was the beneficiary of most of Lungren’s votes. They now move to the final ballot. Blackburn supporters will decide outcome.
UPDATE 11:04: Putnam wins 100-91.
UPDATE 11:21: Thad McCotter just won Policy Chair.
UPDATE 12:10: Tom Cole and Pete Sessions are headed to a second ballot for NRCC Chair. Phil English was shed on the first.
UPDATE 12:15: Cole gets it.
UPDATE: John Carter to Secretary.