Don Beyer, Virginia’s Democratic lieutenant governor from 1990 to 1998, cast 12 tie-breakers in 1997.
Here’s how Beyer, now ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, responded to the news.
“Well, rats. I knew it would happen someday,” he said via e-mail from Washington, where he attended a State Department conference last week. “Congratulations to Lt Gov Bolling!”