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MS House Speaker will announce re-election plans soon

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(WLBT) JACKSON, MS- Mississippi House Speaker Billy McCoy may decide in the next month if he will seek another term in the state House.

The 68-year-old Democrat from Rienzi said he expects to announce his decision in three to four weeks whether he will pursue his ninth term as House Speaker and a third term as the chamber's presiding officer.

The deadline for candidates to qualify for the 2011 legislative race is June 1st.

In 2008, McCoy won the House Speaker post 63 to 61 against Columbus Conservative Democrat, Jeff Smith.

Elections for all House seats will be this year and most incumbents are expected to run again.

Copyright 2011 WLBT. All rights reserved. AP contributed to this report.

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