The race for the speaker of the house in Texas is heating up.
Representative Tom Craddick from Midland has been Speaker since 2003.
But last night a group known as the Anything-But-Craddick or ABC republicans selected Representative Joe Straus of San Antonio.
He has already recieved public support from 11 republicans.
Who hold a 76-74 majority in the house.
But the narrow partisan split means house democrats will determine who is elected as the next speaker of the house.