York County State Rep. Ralph Norman lost his bid for Speaker earlier today. with most of the House conservatives backing incumbent Speaker Bobby Harrell for another term. Final vote count: 112 Harrell, 5 Norman.
Republicans on Norman's home county delegation were split. Norman was supported by Tommy Pope and Gary Simrill, while Reps Greg Delleney, Deborah Long and Steve Moss went with Harrell.
Darlington County Republican Rep. Jay Lucas was elected to replace outgoing Rep. Harry Cato as Speaker Pro Tempore.