Tribpedia: 2007 House Speaker's Race

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The first serious challenge to House Speaker Tom Craddick, R-Midland, fizzled on the first day of the 80th regular session in 2007, when Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, withdrew from the race for speaker and left Craddick in the chair.

The contest exposed and added to the troubles that sank Craddick two years later. But Pitts and others who'd mounted ...

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