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Matthew Green, professor, politics, was quoted in an article posted by Ozy, discussing the potential end of Paul Ryan's tenure as Speaker of the House. See below.

The Politicians Jockeying to Become the Next Paul Ryan

From: Ozy
Date: November 3, 2016
Author: Nick Fouriezos

...Of course, Ryan won’t go easily. There’s a reason modern overthrows of sitting speakers are virtually nonexistent. For starters, they usually voluntarily step down before it gets nasty, says Catholic University of America political scientist Matthew Green, author of The Speaker of the House: A Study of Leadership. Indeed, incumbent leaders have a lot of advantages, including the allies they’ve fundraised for — and Ryan helped raise $30 million for Republicans this cycle, a record for a sitting speaker and nearly triple that raised by his predecessor, John Boehner, during the 2014 midterms...

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