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Texas News: Joe Straus Re-elected Texas House Speaker

Posted on 1/8/2013 by with 0 comments

                                                                    TEXAS NEWS:

JoeStrausAUSTIN — House Speaker Joe Straus won another term as leader of the 150-member chamber Tuesday as he easily prevailed over a challenge from Rep. David Simpson and other hard-core conservatives who remain uncomfortable with their more moderate GOP colleague from San Antonio.

Simpson, R-Longview, surrendered before a vote, sparing his colleagues of a public record of how many members opposed Straus. Straus clinched another term by acclimation.

 

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 Courtesy of www.texasgop.org 

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