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Miss. House speaker mum on his '11 political plans

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The speaker of the Mississippi House says he's not ready to reveal his own political plans for 2011.

Democrat Billy McCoy of Rienzi says he'll wait until "the proper time" to discuss whether he's seeking re-election. The 68-year-old isn't saying when that might be.

McCoy is a farmer and has been in the House since January 1980, representing Prentiss and Alcorn counties. He's in his second term as speaker of the 122-member House.

His colleagues unanimously elected him to the leadership job in January 2004, but he won the second term by a 62 to 60 vote in January 2008.

The speaker presides over the House, appoints committee chairmen and assigns bills to committees.

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