Battle for Texas Speaker Heats Up, More GOP Reps Declare Support for Straus

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Nov 14, 2014 11:48 AM

AUSTIN, Texas -- The vote for the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives for the 84th Legislative Session will not take place until January, but the battle is already heating up. As Breitbart Texas reported, State Representative Giovanni Capriglione (R-Southlake) shocked members of the NE Tarrant County Tea Party on Monday when he told them he would be supporting the current Speaker, Joe Straus (R-San Antonio), for reelection over Representative Scott Turner (R-Rockwall). Now, in a press release emailed to Breitbart Texas late Thursday night, six more Republican State Representatives have declared their support for Straus.