Next up – Democrats plan a filibuster in the Texas Senate where they hold 12 of the 31 seats.
However, even if they are successful, Governor Perry is threatening to call another special session.
This is what the last redistricting gave us – a Texas House and Senate dominated by far right wing Republicans on a mission from God to keep me barefoot and pregnant and you poor and sick.Texas Democrats will fight. I can promise you that. We’ll try to keep you up to date here, but I also suggest that you follow The Texas Democratic Party on Twitter or Facebook. The new chairman is making sure that their messaging has been great.
One thing we are keeping our eye on. Senator Leticia Van de Putte’s father died in a car wreck yesterday. We will need 12 votes to suspect the rules and Democrats have exactly 12 senators. Without Van de Putte, that only makes 11. If Republicans try to use that, there will be holy hell to pay.