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Here’s how Arizona’s 9 House members voted for speaker

Jan 6, 2023, 11:37 AM | Updated: Jan 7, 2023, 4:00 pm

Arizona Congressmen Eli Crane, left, and Andy Biggs were among the Republicans opposing the electio...

Arizona Congressmen Eli Crane, left, and Andy Biggs were among the Republicans opposing the election of Kevin McCarthy as House speaker. (Photos by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images and Win McNamee/Getty Images)

(Photos by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images and Win McNamee/Getty Images)

PHOENIX — The U.S. House on Friday night finally elected a speaker after reaching double-digit failed votes since Tuesday, with California Republican Kevin McCarthy getting enough of the vote on the 15th ballot.

Three of Arizona’s representatives played a part in stymying what is typically a formality for a party that has just won majority control.

Longtime Reps. Andy Biggs, Paul Gosar and newcomer Eli Crane were among the 20 Republicans who voted against electing McCarthy as speaker due to the belief he’s not conservative enough, according to The Associated Press.

Even with the dayslong delay, it wasn’t close to the most drawn out in U.S. history.

The longest fight for the gavel started in late 1855 and dragged on for two months, with 133 ballots, during debates over slavery in the run-up to the Civil War.

Here’s how Arizona’s nine representatives voted for speaker on each ballot:

Round 15 (Friday)

Andy Biggs (R): Present

Eli Crane (R): Present

Paul Gosar (R): Kevin McCarthy

David Schweikert (R): Kevin McCarthy

Juan Ciscomani (R): Kevin McCarthy

Debbie Lesko (R): Kevin McCarthy

Ruben Gallego (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Raul Grivalja (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Greg Stanton (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Round 14 (Friday)

Andy Biggs (R): Jim Jordan

Eli Crane (R): Andy Biggs

Paul Gosar (R): Kevin McCarthy

David Schweikert (R): Kevin McCarthy

Juan Ciscomani (R): Kevin McCarthy

Debbie Lesko (R): Kevin McCarthy

Ruben Gallego (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Raul Grivalja (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Greg Stanton (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Round 13 (Friday)

Andy Biggs (R): Jim Jordan

Eli Crane (R): Jim Jordan

Paul Gosar (R): Kevin McCarthy

David Schweikert (R): Kevin McCarthy

Juan Ciscomani (R): Kevin McCarthy

Debbie Lesko (R): Kevin McCarthy

Ruben Gallego (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Raul Grivalja (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Greg Stanton (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Round 12 (Friday)

Andy Biggs (R): Jim Jordan

Eli Crane (R): Kevin Hern

Paul Gosar (R): Kevin McCarthy

David Schweikert (R): Kevin McCarthy

Juan Ciscomani (R): Kevin McCarthy

Debbie Lesko (R): Kevin McCarthy

Ruben Gallego (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Raul Grivalja (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Greg Stanton (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Round 11 (Thursday)

Andy Biggs (R): Kevin Hern

Eli Crane (R): Kevin Hern

Paul Gosar (R): Byron Donalds

David Schweikert (R): Kevin McCarthy

Juan Ciscomani (R): Kevin McCarthy

Debbie Lesko (R): Kevin McCarthy

Ruben Gallego (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Raul Grivalja (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Greg Stanton (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Round 10 (Thursday)

Andy Biggs (R): Kevin Hern

Eli Crane (R): Kevin Hern

Paul Gosar (R): Byron Donalds

David Schweikert (R): Kevin McCarthy

Juan Ciscomani (R): Kevin McCarthy

Debbie Lesko (R): Kevin McCarthy

Ruben Gallego (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Raul Grivalja (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Greg Stanton (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Round 9 (Thursday)

Andy Biggs (R): Byron Donalds

Eli Crane (R): Byron Donalds

Paul Gosar (R): Byron Donalds

David Schweikert (R): Kevin McCarthy

Juan Ciscomani (R): Kevin McCarthy

Debbie Lesko (R): Kevin McCarthy

Ruben Gallego (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Raul Grivalja (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Greg Stanton (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Round 8 (Thursday)

Andy Biggs (R): Byron Donalds

Eli Crane (R): Byron Donalds

Paul Gosar (R): Byron Donalds

David Schweikert (R): Kevin McCarthy

Juan Ciscomani (R): Kevin McCarthy

Debbie Lesko (R): Kevin McCarthy

Ruben Gallego (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Raul Grivalja (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Greg Stanton (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Round 7 (Thursday)

Andy Biggs (R): Byron Donalds

Eli Crane (R): Byron Donalds

Paul Gosar (R): Byron Donalds

David Schweikert (R): Kevin McCarthy

Juan Ciscomani (R): Kevin McCarthy

Debbie Lesko (R): Kevin McCarthy

Ruben Gallego (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Raul Grivalja (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Greg Stanton (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Round 6 (Wednesday)

Andy Biggs (R): Byron Donalds

Eli Crane (R): Byron Donalds

Paul Gosar (R): Byron Donalds

David Schweikert (R): Kevin McCarthy

Juan Ciscomani (R): Kevin McCarthy

Debbie Lesko (R): Kevin McCarthy

Ruben Gallego (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Raul Grivalja (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Greg Stanton (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Round 5 (Wednesday)

Andy Biggs (R): Byron Donalds

Eli Crane (R): Byron Donalds

Paul Gosar (R): Byron Donalds

David Schweikert (R): Kevin McCarthy

Juan Ciscomani (R): Kevin McCarthy

Debbie Lesko (R): Kevin McCarthy

Ruben Gallego (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Raul Grivalja (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Greg Stanton (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Round 4 (Wednesday)

Andy Biggs (R): Byron Donalds

Eli Crane (R): Byron Donalds

Paul Gosar (R): Byron Donalds

David Schweikert (R): Kevin McCarthy

Juan Ciscomani (R): Kevin McCarthy

Debbie Lesko (R): Kevin McCarthy

Ruben Gallego (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Raul Grivalja (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Greg Stanton (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Round 3 (Tuesday)

Andy Biggs (R): Jim Jordan

Eli Crane (R): Jim Jordan

Paul Gosar (R): Jim Jordan

David Schweikert (R): Kevin McCarthy

Juan Ciscomani (R): Kevin McCarthy

Debbie Lesko (R): Kevin McCarthy

Ruben Gallego (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Raul Grivalja (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Greg Stanton (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Round 2 (Tuesday)

Andy Biggs (R): Jim Jordan

Eli Crane (R): Jim Jordan

Paul Gosar (R): Jim Jordan

David Schweikert (R): Kevin McCarthy

Juan Ciscomani (R): Kevin McCarthy

Debbie Lesko (R): Kevin McCarthy

Ruben Gallego (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Raul Grivalja (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Greg Stanton (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Round 1 (Tuesday)

Andy Biggs (R): Andy Biggs

Eli Crane (R): Andy Biggs

Paul Gosar (R): Andy Biggs

David Schweikert (R): Kevin McCarthy

Juan Ciscomani (R): Kevin McCarthy

Debbie Lesko (R): Kevin McCarthy

Ruben Gallego (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Raul Grivalja (D): Hakeem Jeffries

Greg Stanton (D): Hakeem Jeffries

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Here’s how Arizona’s 9 House members voted for speaker