Without a viable alternative to Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), some centrist Republicans say they’d have little choice but to seek Democratic help in electing a new Speaker.The centrists have long chafed at House conservatives over their treatment of Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). They blame the House Freedom Caucus and its antecedents for a series of government shutdown crises that have hurt the party.Now they blame conservatives for the House GOP’s disarray. With Boehner resigning, the party has no clear successor. Even Ryan, long seen as a GOP hero, is not considered by some conservatives to be pure enough to lead the party.“I don’t see a Plan B” if Ryan refuses the job, said Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.).

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