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More Daphne Campbell drama

Campbell Democratic Rep. Daphne Campbell is on the outs with fellow Dems (background here)-- so under the enemy-of-my-enemy-is-my-friend logic, she's now a buddy of the GOP. During debate, Republican caucus members stood behind her as a show of support for her bill that repeals a law requiring chairs for workers (HB7131).

Democrats in the back complained they couldn't be seen during debate because of the wall of Republicans in front of them.

House Speaker Dean Cannon was out during the stunt, and when he came back he was none too pleased. "Members, take your seats. All of you." They slunk to their seats with smiles plastered on their faces.

Well, at least they got to sit down. They then cast a largely party-line vote (Campbell excluded from the Dems) 85-32.


[Last modified: Monday, May 2, 2011 2:39pm]


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