In today’s LJS, Don Walton writes in his Monday column that Lincoln Democrat state Senator Adam Morfeld is laying down his marker for a filibuster on Charter Schools.
Speaking at a young professionals meeting, Walton quotes Morfeld saying,
“I think the governor would need 33 instead of 25 on that issue.”
The Governor has had Charter Schools at the top of his agenda, and early combativeness in the Unicameral can’t help.
Will the Gov and his team decide to go at this Butch & Sundance style, guns blazing — and possibly go out the same way? Or will try to figure out a compromise to ease something in, maybe as a test?
As has been heard in podcast interviews on The Wheels Down Politics Show, Republicans are all over the board on this issue. There is likely as much opposition as there is support. And of course, 50-50 won’t get you past a filibuster.
But this issue is treading water at the top of the Governor’s agenda. We will see who tries to drown it.
The Rand Paulistas are always a vocal group here on Leavenworth St., and his Presidential campaign is sputtering along, sometimes making loud proclamations, other times barely creeping along in the polls.
Many are saying that the Paul camp is more than likely to go the way of Rick Perry and Scott Walker. Of course Walker went back to the Governor’s mansion and Perry back to the Austin music scene.
But Rand Paul, if he can’t make it to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, would at least like to keep his office up the street in the Senate.
And one of the more telling signs is that he is suddenly putting some emphasis on his Senate campaign — which is also up in 2016. He now has more and more fundraisers planned (in DC) for his Senate campaign than many have seen in a year.
Maybe he is just trying to cover all of his bases.
Or maybe the campaign is on life support.
And taking its finals gasps…
We are hearing about more and more Republicans coalescing around Marco Rubio’s Presidential campaign.
It could be possible that Leavenworth St.’s contacts are younger, and thus find the younger guy closer to their style.
But for the government-experienced pols running (i.e. NOT Trump-Carson-Fiorina) Rubio is certainly making a bit of a run at the lead.
And he would like to take out Jeb Bush as an opponent in that area, not to mention Florida as a whole. Though sometimes it is difficult to take out the guy with $100M in the bank.
And of course Trump will be more focused on taking out Rubio.
This season has been leaps and bounds more interesting than any in recent history, you gotta give it that…
And for those interested, our sources in the Capital city say that Rep. Kevin McCarthy is likely to become the next Speaker.
Yes, yes, the right-wing of the party didn’t like Boehner, and maybe they aren’t nuts about McCarthy either. But one source says…
“…McCarthy is better at taking on the right-wing. And he is better at explaining to them (with facts) why they can’t always win.
McCarthy is always very prepared, well-versed. Knows every member and their district…and what percentage of vote they got.”
Interesting to see what happens — and how the crankier caucus responds.