One of the legislative “Four Tops” is giving up his leadership post… which could open up an opportunity for a local lawmaker.
Tom Cross will step aside as leader of the House Republican caucus in order to launch a campaign for state Treasurer.
His decision is setting off a battle to replace him… and one of the contenders is Representative Raymond Poe.
He’s one of at least three GOP lawmakers hoping to take over and reverse the party’s poor showing in recent legislative elections.
Cross has indicated he won’t take sides in the fight over his successor.