Krusee Retiring(?), Not So Fast

Posted in 2008 Primary, Commentary, Election 2008, HD-52, Williamson County at 2:21 pm by wcnews

With no further word on the possible retirement of Rep. Mike Krusee (R-Irrelevant) - and none of regulars like BOR, Kuff, QR, Burka, AAS, reporting further on this - it may well have just been a rumor, or wishful thinking on the GOP’s part. If he stays in the race Krusee has a long way to go to reelection. He’ll more than likely get a primary challenge and if he survives that he’ll have an even tougher challenge in Democratic opponent Diana Maldonado.

It’s worth noting that there is Speaker’s politics involved in this race. With Krusee and Craddick making nice recently, this may be a race where Craddick thinks he can hold onto a vote by getting Krusee reelected.

Whether he retires, loses in March, or loses in November makes no difference, as long as he’s not sworn in for the 81st.


  1. Boddhisattva said,

    November 20, 2007 at 6:59 am

    I think there’s a state law prohibiting Krusee from accepting an appointment to TXDoT — or any other appointment requiring Senate confirmation — while he is a state legislator. He has to finish out his term.

    In 2004, a similar situation occurred with Elizabeth Ames Jones, a state representative from San Antonio whom Perry sought to appoint to the Railroad Commission. She ran for re-election, won and then declined to be sworn in at the beginning of the 2005 legislative session. Perry appointed her after some typical dithering.

    Do you think Mike wants to take the chance on running for re-election and then hoping Perry appoints him?

  2. wcnews said,

    November 20, 2007 at 10:20 am

    Yes, I just learned that last night. I you’ll see the most recent post on Krusee there’s a few issues, at least, with his upcoming (non)-candidacy(?). I guess we’ll just have to wait and see how he and the Williamson County “Mayberry Machiavellis” decide to play their hand.

  3. The Texas Blue said,

    November 20, 2007 at 7:04 pm

    TPA Roundup, Week of 11/05/07

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