Experts Say Senate District 19 Win Critical For Republicans

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick now has the three-fifths majority he needs to pass legislation in the Senate.

September 20, 2018 10:00 am| , , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

One major goal of Texas Republican leaders is to keep their supermajority of votes in the state Senate — and with Pete Flores’ victory in Senate District 19, they are one step closer to that objective.

Prior to 2015, conservative legislation needed support from two-thirds of the Senate for the bill to be considered for a vote.

But then Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and 20 Senate Republicans lowered the threshold to three-fifths of the Senate.

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