State Sen. Dan Feltes of Concord is seriously considering a bid for governor.
New Hampshire lawmakers have come together to help one of their own.
Gene Chandler had previously served as speaker from 2001-04.
NH's Republican lawmakers didn't look far into their ranks in selecting who they want to replace House Speaker Shawn Jasper, picking his deputy and a former two-term speaker as their nominee.
House Speaker Shawn Jasper was confirmed Wednesday as New Hampshire's next commissioner of agriculture.