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GENERAL ASSEMBLY

VA. HOUSE SPEAKER DERAILS GOP SENATE REDISTRICTING PLAN

By LAURA VOZZELLA
Washington Post 02/06/2013

ouse Speaker William J. Howell, one of Richmond’s most reliable Republican votes, bucked his own party Wednesday to derail a Senate redistricting plan that could have handed the GOP control of that chamber for decades. Howell (Stafford) used a procedural ruling to kill the new Senate map, resisting pressure from his caucus and Senate Republicans, who assured him that state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (R) was prepared to back the plan.

VaNews Thursday, February 7, 2013

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