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House Holds 4-minute Session

Anita Kumar

At 1 p.m., the House of Delegates went into a pro forma session, a formality taken so they could move a slew of non-controversial bills forward so they can be debated Monday. At 1:04 p.m., they adjourned.

A total of eight legislators showed up, some in casual clothes. House Majority Leader H. Morgan Griffith (R-Salem) took the speaker's chair.

House Minority Leader Ward L. Armstrong (D-Henry) introduced the only guests -- Griffith's wife and the family of Del. Shannon R. Valentine (D-Lynchburg).

There were six Democrats and two Republicans in the chamber, marking the only time in recent history that the minority party had more members than the majority party. Democrats are in town for their annual fundraiser, the Jefferson-Jackson dinner. Speakers include presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

By Anita Kumar  |  February 9, 2008; 1:18 PM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar , Election 2008/President , General Assembly 2008  
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