The Texas Tribune is reporting on a handful of candidates who have thrown their hat in the ring to replace outgoing Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus. While there’s no declared candidate that could be considered an easy choice for Texans who support traditional liberties, not to mention those wanting a referendum on the state’s continued membership in the Union, there yet remain possibilities.
Among the Republican politicians that have declared are Phil King of Weatherford, John Zerwas of Richmond, and Tan Parker of Flower Mound. There is also one declared Democrat, Eric Johnson of Dallas. And although this list may grow or shrink before anybody is selected, by their declaring now, these few have an advantage in that they can “raise and spend money and to talk openly about what they would do if given the keys to the corner office.”
Though the Democrat seems the least likely of the bunch to end up as Speaker in a Republican-controlled House of Representatives, of the three contenders left, here’s some info compiled by Vote Smart:
The first to enter the race for Speaker, Phil King Chairs of a few committees, including Public-Sector Chair for the Task …
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