Another Fight for Craddick

Texas Democrats made their first gain in the state Senate in a decade, AP reports, while picking up a probably three House seats. That's ...
by | November 5, 2008

Texas Democrats made their first gain in the state Senate in a decade, AP reports, while picking up a probably three House seats.

That's short of a majority but will fuel another challenge to the leadership of Speaker Tom Craddick.

"The Texas House of Representatives will have a new speaker," said Rep. Jim Keffer, R-Eastland, who has filed the paperwork to become the House leader. "Bipartisanship has won a clear victory tonight."

Craddick spokeswoman Alexis DeLee disputed Keffer's prediction.

"It appears that Republicans have maintained a majority and we think that as long as we maintain a majority that he will remain speaker," DeLee said.

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