From the AAS, Speaker’s race like no other
In Central Texas, Democrats Patrick Rose of Dripping Springs, Dawnna Dukes of Austin and Robby Cook of Eagle Lake are pledged to Craddick on the list. Republicans Mike Krusee of Williamson County and Dan Gattis of Georgetown also support Craddick.
They have the most to lose if McCall â€” or someone else â€” defeats Craddick.
“It’s hard to imagine Central Texas doing better under a new speaker,” said Krusee, citing committee assignments: Krusee as chairman of transportation, Dukes on appropriations, Rose on higher education and Cook on land and resource management.
Rose has been adroit enough to oppose Craddick at times (he fled to Oklahoma with other House Democrats in 2003 to block a vote over congressional redistricting) while finding ways to work with him.”I pledged to Speaker Craddick months ago, and I’m going to stay true to my word,” Rose said. “I find him fair.”
Krusee and Gattis are no surprise, of course. Fair? Really?