House delays vote on speaker selection

Posted: November 10, 2012 at 4:41 a.m.

State House speaker-designee Darrin Williams (right), D-Little Rock, confers with Rep. Terry Rice, R-Waldron, the man Republicans want to be the new speaker, as other House members draw numbers by lot to determine seating arrangements.

Arkansas’ state representatives will wait for the resolution of a contested House race before members vote whether to replace the Democratic House speaker designee with a Republican, outgoing Speaker Robert S. Moore Jr. said Friday.

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