Well, it came to pass today. Gena Abraham was elected in a 7-6 vote over Vance Smith to be the new DOT Commissioner.
As I said yesterday, things would really come down to how Mike Evans and Garland Pinholster would vote. I’m not exactly sure how the vote broke, but I have heard Evans wound up supporting Abraham. That might make for an interesting fight next year over his reappointment.
Will Tax Jesus smite him? We will see.
UPDATE: Evans and Pinholster did vote for Abraham, swinging this to Cagle and Perdue away from Richardson’s guy.