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State House will select new majority leader next month

Anita Kumar

Tuesday night's resounding election of Del. Morgan Griffith will leave the Virginia House of Delegates without a majority leader when he goes to Washington.

The House Republican caucus will meet in early December to select a new leader, according to Paul Nardo, chief of staff to House Speaker Bill Howell.

Already, House Majority Whip Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) is running to replace Griffith. He has been calling around to members Wednesday.

If Cox should win, we hear Dels. Bill Janis (R-Goochland) and Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg) may be interested in replacing him.

The state Board of Elections will certify Tuesday's results Nov. 21. Griffith (R-Salem) and state Sen. Robert Hurt (R-Pittsylvania), who defeated Democratic Rep. Tom Perriello in the 5th district, are expected to resign soon after.

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) will then set a pair of special elections to fill the two seats, his spokesman Tucker Martin said.

The General Assembly returns for its 46-day session Jan. 12.

By Anita Kumar  | November 3, 2010; 1:00 PM ET
Categories:  2010 Virginia Congressional Races, Anita Kumar, Election 2010, General Assembly 2010, House of Delegates, Morgan Griffith, Robert F. McDonnell, Robert Hurt, State Senate  
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