At this rate, more lawmakers will be declared candidates for speaker than aren’t. The latest is State Rep. Edmund Kuempel (R-Seguin). One the Fiscal Responsibility Index he voted with taxpayers 64 percent of the time.

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and an Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, and think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, a son-in-law, and a dog. Michael is the author of three books, including "Reflections on Life and Liberty."