Daudt will cast long shadow
State Rep. Kurt Daudt knows that he's got his work cut out for him. The Republican lawmaker from Crown was elected by the 33 new Republican members of the state House to be the lone freshman assistant majority leader in their caucus. In that role, Daudt will likely have to be a voice representing the diverse class of new members to caucus leadership while simultaneously helping them learn the ropes. That will be difficult while Daudt is still assaying the lay of the land himself.