On Tuesday, my colleagues in the House of Representatives and I were told by Paul Wesselhoft that there are now four candidates to be the next Speaker of the House:
- T.W. Shannon,
- Jeff Hickman,
- George Faught, and
- Becky Faught.
This is not a good development for T.W. Shannon. In early March, OCPAC announced he was only days away from wrapping up support from a majority of House Republicans. Over two months later, additional people are running for the office. If T.W. had strong support and a team of supporters who weren't too busy messing around with their staff, he would have been elected Speaker of the House for 2013 by now.