December 6, 2022      5:30 PM
With a backdrop of hard feelings stemming from the protracted quorum break, three Dems face off for a shot to lead the Texas House Democratic Caucus
True in the March primary and now: “It is an understatement to say that the order in which Democratic lawmakers returned to the floor last year still causes hard feelings within the Texas House Democratic Caucus.”
Three members face off
tomorrow, December 7th, to succeed Chairman Chris Turner as Texas House
Democratic Caucus Chair.
After today’s reported
loss of Mexican American Legislative Caucus Vice Chair Mary
Gonzalez to challenger Rep. Christina Morales of Houston, it is clear that some lingering hard feelings from last
year’s protracted quorum break absolutely cast a shadow over the leadership
elections this week.
Report readers will recall, was among the first Democrats to return
after traveling to Washinton. Others who came back alongside her included Representatives
Joe Moody and James Talarico. At that time, members and staffers were
furiously sending texts like this: “Tell me who’s on the floor right now.”
By James Russell