My state rep Jodie Laubenberg called me tonight; we talked for 30 minutes.
1- She went in to detail why she is not supporting Simpson for speaker. I agree with her logic, which is (paraphrasing) he doesn’t have support from nearly enough reps, doesn’t have knowledge of the rules, inaccurately pins blame on Straus for his TSA bill failure, and that he is not running on a platform of policy, but a platform of changing house rules in hopes of ‘getting along with Democrats, which she believes will not happen.
2- She said she supports campus carry and school teachers w/ CHLs carrying guns at school. (I remember she said something a little different during the townhall –I’ll have to go back in history)
3- Gave me her cell phone number and said she would much rather talk to me before I say negative things. (makes me wonder if she has seen my facebook page!)
UPDATE: I went back and dug up my notes (which were in the form of facebook posts –have to stop doing that because you can’t even search for old facebook posts easily) Jodie never said she was against campus carry, but said she wasn’t sure if she wanted to support open carry. There were other issues I forgot about until just now, so I’m pasting them here to serve as a future reminder: