I’ve heard this rumor from Republicans for a few weeks. We’ve all laughed about it and traded nervous glances. Now the Democrats are talking about it to. With June 30 right around the corner, it only makes sense.
Two Democrats I’ve spoken to, one elected and one who is not but might as well be, have said party leaders are already whispering about a deal. What if, goes the hypothetical, Cathy Cox should show her fundraising is better than expected? Well then, the hypothetical continues, the Democrats should strike a deal with Mark Taylor. The deal would be an an aggressive effort to recapture the Senate, leave Taylor at Lt. Gov., and should the Republicans keep the Senate, have Governor Cox give Taylor new powers and a more prominent role — not co-Governor, but you get the idea.
The hypothetical is being talked about more and more. Everyone is just waiting for June 30.