August 10, 2020      4:05 PM
SB: Scramble for Texas Senate seat could create a question about Texas House majority
If a Texas House member wins the race for Fallon’s Senate seat, it is possible they’d leave the GOP caucus down a vote at a time when the House majority is in question
After Sen. Pat Fallon’s
impressive though not unexpected victory this weekend in the insider’s race to
be the GOP nominee for Congressional District 4 – being vacated
by Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe – rumors are flying
and announcements are expected quickly in the coming race to succeed him in the
If the early buzz is any
indication, it’ll perhaps be more of a rural versus suburban
fight than a “conservative versus moderate” one.
But there are other fault
lines developing and there’s some chatter about
whether House members considering a promotion could put the GOP House majority
at risk when it comes time to vote for a new speaker.
By Scott Braddock