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Unformatted text preview: After 2000 election there were 17 congressional seats for Dems and it survived that way till after 2002 4 of the 5 members of the Legislative review Board (LRB) were Republican (Speaker Pete Laney –D) Dems main goal in 2002 was tp preserve the 17 incumbent Dems, and their districts to be kept the same In the Balderas v. Perry lawsuit, the court voted to keep the “Status quo districts” In ’02 state wide office elections had the Democrat Dream Team consisting of 4 prominent Democratic leaders. Tony Sanchez for Governor, John Sharp for Lieutenant governor, Ron Kirk for senate, and Kirk Watson for Attorney General… they all lose After the ’02 elections all statewide offices are held by Republicans, and there is a Republican advantage in the Texas House and Senate 51 D’s flee Texas to break quorum to prevent vote on Redistricting Quorum is a specific # of people in legislative body who must be present in order to do...
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2010 for the course GOV 335N taught by Professor Karch during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Fall '08