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Craddick Likes Them Fancy Digs in Austin- Will Run for Another Term
 


4 February 2008 at 8:43:49 AM
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Despite a messy showdown last year in the Texas Capitol, Republican Speaker Tom Craddick predicts he'll be elected to a fourth term as leader of the House.

The Midland Republican triumphed over a coup attempt at the end of last year's legislative session by asserting "absolute authority" and refusing to allow the parliamentary maneuver that would have resulted in a House vote on ousting him.

The 150-member chamber will vote for speaker when it reconvenes in Austin next January. A handful of House veterans already have filed the necessary paperwork to run against him as speaker.

Democrats and Republicans who joined the rebellion complained that Craddick ruled like a dictator.

And he indeed DID. Maybe he won't be so lucky to be speaker again this time. A teensy bit of background

AND a reminder of just how cushy the digs are for whoever is speaker.


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