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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

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Vince Leibowitz

You noted:

3) He needs to find six other Republicans who will support him, perhaps after being promised one of many plum committee chairmanships.

While that is technically the way things probably happen behind the scenes in Texas, it is actually a violation of Texas law to make any promise in return for a vote for Speaker of the Texas House. It's the so-called "Speaker Statute."

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