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Rep1: Keith English is now his own #MOLeg caucus?

Rep2: Maybe he can get elected Chair, then.

Rep1: Nah, he’ll stab himself in the back. 4:51 PM – 27 Jan 2015

In the news:

Mo. Democrats lose another member, English becomes Independent

JEFFERSON CITY • Missouri House Democrats lost another member Tuesday, bringing their total number in the House to 44.

Rep. Keith English, a union electrician from Florissant, Tuesday announced he will represent his district as an Independent. English was elected in 2012.

Last year, English abandoned his Democratic colleagues and sided with Republicans to enact a tax cut over Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto. Republicans needed one Democrat to reach the supermajority required to override the veto and English provided that necessary vote….

There’ll be no measurable effect on the Democratic caucus. You’re usually supposed to time these kinds of things so that when you leave they’ll actually miss you.

Previously:

This won’t be the last story on SB 509 (May 8, 2014)