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Dem Draws up Craigslist Ad for Speaker

At least someone in Washington, D.C., has a sense of humor. Rep. Mark Takano recently posted an ad on Craigslist looking for a new House Speaker for the Republicans.

Taking to Twitter, Takano tweeted the following:

“Are you an American citizen? Do you have experience negotiating hostage situations? Are you ready for the challenge of a lifetime? Then this job is for you!” the listing reads.

The Hill reports:

His staff did a preview of the ad on Craigslist and took a screen shot, but never actually posted it, Takano’s communications director, Josh Weisz, told The Hill.

The mock ad came Thursday after Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), the favorite to replace outgoing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), abruptly withdrew his name from consideration.

Another Democratic voice, David Axelrod, the former White House senior adviser to President Obama, suggested on Twitter that Republicans take out a Craigslist ad.

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