From a Craddick supporter: Yes, Talton is making calls. No, he doesn’t have any support. Mikhail Watts wants Talton to be chair of Civil Practices. This is all a play for Talton to get the chairmanship.

Hmm…all I can say is that this is a pretty dumb way to get to be a chairman. I can’t imagine that it would work with any speaker, much less Craddick.