Saturday, August 5, 2017

#TXLEGE: If we're ever gonna get rid of Joe Straus....

"Behold, all those who were incensed against you
Shall be ashamed and disgraced;
They shall be as nothing,
And those who strive with you shall perish."
Isaiah 41:11

...then yesterday's Nay vote on Byron Cook's amendment to restore the rainy day fund raid give you a hint at the type of coalition it might take:

So that's 67.

Also, FWIW, Jeff Leach, Tony Tinderholt, and Scott Sanford weren't on the floor but could have been reasonably expected to vote no.

So that's 70.

Furthermore, Lance Gooden later made a journal statement against the amendment.

So that's 71.

Obviously, you need 76, but that 71 is potentially a start.

Also, FWIW, based on the 2017 Mark Jones index, Trent Ashby is Republican #76:

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