Phil King issued this press statement today:

For Immediate Release: January 2, 2007

Rep. King Denies Reports of Intent to Run for Speaker
Austin – Representative Phil King (R – Weatherford) issued the following statement today in response to reports that he plans to run for Speaker:”Contrary to the many rumors that have been circulated over the holidays, I have no intention of running for Speaker on January 9th. Additionally, I would like to publicly reaffirm my strong commitment to Tom Craddick.”