In the biggest defection from an incumbent speaker in at least 100 years, 25 House Republicans voted for someone other than John Boehner to serve as speaker in the 114th Congress.
- Rep. Jim Cooper (Tenn.) -- Colin Powell
- Rep. Gwen Graham (Fla.) -- Cooper
- Rep. Dan Lipinski (Ill.) -- Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.)
- Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.) -- Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.)