CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The election for New Hampshire's next House speaker is about to begin.
House Republicans are gathering Wednesday afternoon to choose among four candidates seeking the speaker's gavel. The nominee will then go before the entire House in December. It's not guaranteed Republicans' choice this week will become speaker - current GOP Speaker Shawn Jasper went against his party to win the job with help from Democrats in 2016.
Jasper faces three challengers: Carol McGuire of Epsom, Laurie Sanborn of Bedford and Frank Sapareto of Derry.
The speaker helps set the House agenda and acts as the public face of the 400-member body.
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