House Majority Whip Rep. Tom DeLay annouces support for Rep. Dennis Hastert as new Speaker

House Majority Whip Rep. Tom DeLay annouces support for Rep. Dennis Hastert as new Speaker

WAP98121912 - 19 DECEMBER 1998 - WASHINGTON, D.C., USA: House Majority Whip Rep. Tom DeLay, R-TX, with Rep. Tom Davis, R-VA, announces to reporters, December 19, that the Republicans will likely elect Rep. Dennis Hastert, R-IL, as next Speaker most likely in a caucus vote early in 1999. DeLay said he and others including Speaker Newt Gingrich are supporting Hastert. iw/Ian Wagreich UPI