Corte of Last Resort
The election of Frank Corte as Republican caucus chair over Geanie Morrison was something less than an earth-shattering development, but the post-mortem was interesting. My assumption was that Morrison would win. She gets high marks as chair of Higher Education and she’s well liked. One explanation is that she is close to Craddick, and some votes for Corte were anti-Craddick votes. Another is that she had the wrong person give her nominating speech: Phil King. And the only other point worth making is that we all know who the real chair of the Republican caucus is, so it didn’t matter anyway.