From John Williams's column today:
Two Democratic Houston state representatives with re-election races are getting help from Republican House Speaker Tom Craddick.
Tonight, Craddick is scheduled to be the "special guest" at a fund-raising reception for Ron Wilson and Harold Dutton at the Austin Club near the state Capitol.
Wilson and Dutton were among the few Democrats who stayed in Austin last spring when most other House Democrats fled to Oklahoma in an attempt to waylay the congressional redistricting plan being pushed by Craddick and other Republicans.
In the March 9 Democratic primary, Dutton faces a challenge from Chand Khan, a travel agent, and Wilson from Alma Allen, a member of the State Board of Education.