A look back at the 1998 struggle to elect a Speaker of the House in Virginia

Several Republican delegates stand with their backs to Tom Moss as he is sworn in as Speaker of the House of Delegates in 1998. (Credit: Virginia House of Delegates)

Congress doesn’t have a stranglehold on drama when it comes to electing a speaker. Back in 1998, the Virginia House of Delegates had a tense standoff that lasted several hours. Michael Pope has this look back.

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