Analysis: The Hard Way to Win a Speaker’s Race

Analysis: The Hard Way to Win a Speaker's Race

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Joe Straus has drawn opposition in each of his three successful re-election bids as Texas House speaker. Nobody has come close. In fact, only one opponent — state Rep. Scott Turner, R-Frisco — asked his fellow House members for a vote. That was last January. Straus got 128 votes. Turner got 19. It was convincing.

They couldn’t shut Straus down, and he shut them up.

“Leading up to this day, a ………. read more here.

 

by Ross Ramsey

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