The Sun Herald, 8/31/7

Republican members of the Mississippi House have vowed to vote in a bloc for the next speaker of the House – and the votes won’t go to incumbent Democrat Billy McCoy of Rienzi.

“We’re going to have a new speaker next January, and it’s not going to be Billy McCoy,” Rep. Greg Snowden, R-Meridian, assistant leader of the 47-member House Republican Conference, said Thursday.