With the general election in the rearview mirror, all eyes are on the next political contest on the Texas horizon — the House speaker’s race. The Tribune called all 150 members of the Texas House to find out whether they’re sticking with current Speaker Joe Straus, defecting to the only other declared candidate, Rep. Bryan Hughes, or still sitting on the fence.
As of the Tribune’s deadline, Straus had 30 confirmed supporters while Hughes had one — himself. Sixteen lawmakers said they were still undecided on whom to support, while 17 declined to say whom they were supporting. A majority of lawmakers did not respond to repeated phone calls and emails seeking their stance on the race. Check out lawmakers’ responses below.
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