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The rumor mill is buzzing over whether there will be a challenge of Tom Craddick as speaker of the Texas House.

Best place to follow is at Paul Burka's blog. Lots of fascinating comments.

UPDATE: Toby Belch comments that

Postcards just had a post saying that Gattis, Otto, Hughes and Elkins would not support vacating the chair. Now, Hughes and Elkins were two of the Republicans who voted for a secret ballot, a vote which was seen as a proxy vote for the speaker.

If the Dems cannot get pro-secret abllot Republicans to back vacating the chair, I doubt they will have much luck.

Maybe so, but both Fred Hill and Warren Chisum are on record in the state's newspapers as saying that they expect a challenge to Craddick by the end of the session. That's a pretty big deal that will paralyze the House and jeopardize chances of getting things done without a special session.

And it'll give Perry plenty of political cover to call a special session.

Posted by Evan @ 05/14/07 03:40 PM

 
 

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Postcards just had a post saying that Gattis, Otto, Hughes and Elkins would not support vacating the chair. Now, Hughes and Elkins were two of the Republicans who voted for a secret ballot, a vote which was seen as a proxy vote for the speaker.

If the Dems cannot get pro-secret abllot Republicans to back vacating the chair, I doubt they will have much luck. And the liberal bloggers at BOR are already going after Keffer.

So far, this seems to be a lot of hot air.

Posted by toby belch @ 05/14/07 04:21 PM


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