In State House District 15, Jeff Lewis lost to Paul Battles. I’m told that Mr. Battles made sure everyone knew Jeff Lewis was the Speaker’s candidate.
I do not know if that is true, but if it is, that makes for an interesting way for a Republican to campaign.
UPDATE: Confirmed. Paul Battles ran the race specifically against the Speaker and said he would not vote for Richardson. This really does rock the boat. It’s like a nuke going.
Lewis was the Chairman of the Energy Committee and on the Rules and Appropriations Committee.
This is going to get people talking about the Speaker’s fate.