While debating HB 601 regarding a tax credit for the Blind Services Foundation, Rep. Mike Mitchell, D-Lewiston, referred to House Speaker Bruce Newcomb as "Mr. President." That's what they call the head of the Senate - not the House.
Mitchell served one term in the House in 1969-70 and six terms in the Senate, from 1971 to 1982. He returned to the House in 2003. When Newcomb noted the misspeak, Mitchell replied, "I guess it is a force of habit."