Couldn’t Hughes wait until the election was over before the speaker’s race began?

The July 31 runoffs now loom large, as they will be battles between the Straus- and anti-Straus factions of the Republican party in the House. The party is undergoing a purification, driven by Perry’s endorsements and alliances, with the aim of taking the party away from the members and handing it over to the interest groups–Texans for Lawsuit Reform; Empower Texans/Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, TPPF, the right to life organizations, the home schoolers, the tea parties. (I just wrote this, minutes ago, in a previous post from a few minutes ago, about a narrative that might emerge from this election; see “Endangered Species List”).