We are already slated to have one special election to fill a state legislative seat. Now Chris Elam is reporting that we may have another.
Word out of Austin is that Pearland State Representative Mike O'Day will be resigning his HD29 seat by the end of this week. Dogged by rumors and reports of misconduct and inappropriate behavior ("ungentlemanly personal conduct" as reported by Paul Burka on his blog) during the recent legislative session, the buzz is that O'Day will step down from the seat to save face.
If we do have a special election there, Republicans would be strongly favored to retain the seat (again). HD29 was a bit redder than the state as a whole last year. I don't consider that insurmountable, especially if some details about O'Day's alleged behavior were to come out, but a lot of things would have to go right for this to be a possible pickup. If January runoff loser Randy Webber (also a Republican) takes another shot at this, he should be a lock. We'll see what happens. Vince has more.Posted by Charles Kuffner on August 18, 2007 to Election 2007
Burka link says page removed.Posted by: The_Other_Sarah on August 18, 2007 1:01 PM
Weird. It was there when I clicked on it last night.Posted by: Charles Kuffner on August 18, 2007 2:13 PM