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  • Rep. Trey Gowdy, a favorite of House conservatives, will nominate Paul Ryan to be the next speaker
  • Reps. Kristi Noem of South Dakota and Jeb Hensarling of Texas will give speeches seconding Ryan's nomination

Washington (CNN)Rep. Trey Gowdy, a favorite of House conservatives, will nominate Paul Ryan to be the next speaker, a source close to the Wisconsin Republican told CNN Tuesday night.

Gowdy, R-South Carolina, will deliver a speech inside Wednesday's House GOP conference urging members to vote for Ryan. Reps. Kristi Noem of South Dakota and Jeb Hensarling of Texas will give speeches seconding Ryan's nomination.
Ryan is facing Florida GOP Rep. Daniel Webster in Wednesday's election and is expected to win. His nomination is all but assured to be approved by the full House of Representatives on Thursday.