Joe Straus wins Caucus vote for Texas Speaker of the House, gets 70 votes and voting is then stopped. 100 members were present, 1 member was absent due too illness, I am told. So I guess one could argue that Straus could have received more support if they kept the vote going? Official vote for Speaker of the House is tomorrow, on the House Floor. Stay tuned!
2:15 p.m. -Media is being allowed into caucus, decision?
1:37 p.m. -Straus, Paxton, and Chisum have all arrived. Meeting looks to have begun.
1:22 p.m. Plenty of members arriving, should be no problem establishing a quorum.
1:11 p.m. Rep. Randy Weber, Rep. Kleinschmidt, Rep. Kolkhorst have arrived.
1:00 p.m.-We’re outisde the Republican Caucus meeting, at the Reagan building. Meeting to start in 30 minutes, House members already arriving. Rep. Charlie Geren and Rep. Tryon Lewis thus far.
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Check back during the day. We’ll be posting updates from the Capitol and the Reagan building, where the Republican Caucus will be meeting to discuss a Speaker of the House selection.