This was predictable. In fact, I predicted it: Craddick will mobilize the state party to bring pressure on members to support his reelection as speaker. The State Republican Executive Committee is expected to adopt a resolution today calling for an open ballot for speaker. This is, of course, a de facto endorsement of Craddick. The SREC's bylaws do not allow it to endorse candidates in races between Republicans.
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