Thursday, November 4, 2010

Shakeup at Legislature?

The House Republican Caucus is going to have to find a new room for meetings with the apparent gain of eight seats from Tuesday's election.

House GOP leader TomTtaylor of Farmington said the big Republican gain took him by surprise. He joked with me  "Now our caucus meetings are going to last 45 minutes instead of 30 minutes."

Do the new numbers pave the way for a new "Cowboy Coalition" in the House?Taylor downplays such a scenario and House Dem leaders sure hope not. Such drama wouldn't do anything to solve the budget crisis Speaker Ben Lujan and Rep. Lucky Barela say.

I asked Lujan point blank about the rumors that suggest he's going to step aside and resign before the next session. You can read what he said HERE.