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'I will be speaker,' Souki says

By Derrick DePledge

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 10, 2013

~~<p>State Rep. Joseph Souki solidified his claim as House speaker Wednesday after a private caucus among Demo&shy;crats.</p>
<p>While Souki's coalition of dissident Democrats and Republicans has the votes necessary to control the House, the Maui Democrat is temporarily one vote shy of being able to organize among majority Democrats alone, a politically symbolic threshold that would make it easier for him to govern.</p>
~~

State Rep. Joseph Souki solidified his claim as House speaker Wednesday after a private caucus among Demo­crats.

While Souki's coalition of dissident Democrats and Republicans has the votes necessary to control the House, the Maui Democrat is temporarily one vote shy of being able to organize among majority Democrats alone, a politically symbolic threshold that would make it easier for him to govern. Login for more...



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