"I think this thing is still pretty close," White said. "Obviously he thinks he has the votes, and. . . I obviously think I have the votes."
The two delegates met Wednesday in Charleston. White said it was the first face-to-face meeting since the speaker's race heated up.
He said the meeting was positive, but they couldn't agree on who should be the next speaker.
"Obviously if it stays the way it is now, we'll continue to divide the party, and we can't let that happen," White said.
Miley seemed to think a consensus was reached. "The short answer is, I think we're both on the same page in that regard, but I don't want to say what that page is," he said after meeting.
There are tentative plans to meet again next week. White said he hoped there would be a consensus heading into the special session, but nothing was certain at this point.
In the special session, both parties will meet in private caucus meetings. The parties will determine their nominees for speaker, then meet in open session to vote. The delegate with the majority of the 99 possible votes will be the next speaker.
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