Monthly Archives: November 2010

Joe Straus Opposition Builds Among Freshmen; Van Taylor Endorses Ken Paxton For Texas Speaker

November 30, 2010
Topic: Update
Rep. Van Taylor announced today that he is supporting Rep. Ken Paxton for Texas Speaker of the House.  The other person who have filed to become...

More Opposition for Joe Straus, More Support For Ken Paxton from Rep.-Elect Jame White and Erwin Cain

November 29, 2010
Topic: Update
Release: “East Texas Representatives-Elect Erwin Cain and James White Announce Support for Ken Paxton as Texas House Speaker.”     “AUSTIN, TX-Representatives-Elect Erwin Cain (R-Como) and...

Straus Chairman Shuts Out Public From Speaker Race “Threats” Information at so-called “Public Hearing”

November 24, 2010
Topic: Update
Here is the statement we released yesterday. Public Hears Only Ten Minutes Following Three Hours in Closed Meeting AUSTIN, Texas, November 23, 2010 – Today, Liberty...

Closed Session Dominates so-called “Public Hearing” on Straus Supporter, Rep. Larry Phillips Named As Alleged House Member, Source of “Threat” of Punishment For Speaker Joe Straus Opposers

November 23, 2010
Topic: Update
Update!!:  12;48 p.m.  House committee, chaired by Rep. Chuck Hopson (appointed by Joe Straus) emerges from closed/executive session, over three (3) hours later.  Rep. Bryan Hughes speaks first,...

Rep. Hopson on Free Speech and Transparency in Speaker Race: No Thanks!

November 22, 2010
Topic: Update
Great Summary of the Texas Speaker of the House issues and details about tomorrow’s important Texas House General Investigating and Ethics Committee hearing. Click here...

Paxton Over Straus Again: Six Members-Elect Choose Ken Paxton for Texas Speaker

November 22, 2010
Topic: Update
Add six (6) more names to the list of House member and members-elect who have now decided to vote against Speaker Joe Straus and are now supporting Rep. Ken Paxton....

Texas House Hearing to Discuss Texas House Member Threats of Punishment for Speaker Joe Straus Opposers, Alleged by Rep. Hughes

November 19, 2010
Topic: Update
On Tuesday, a Texas House committee will talk about the name of the Texas House member that allegedly threatened that there would be punishment for any...

Joe Straus Finally Gets New Support, From LGBT Community (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender

November 18, 2010
Topic: Update
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) declare support for Joe Straus for Texas Speaker of the House.  See details here. “ight now, Joe Straus may be...

Texas Speaker Race Update: Liberty Institute Sends Legal Letter to House Members

November 18, 2010
Today, Liberty Institute delivered a letter to all the Texas State House of Representatives members and members-elect explaining their legal right to communicate with their constituents...

Texas Speaker Endorsement: Mike Huckabee Chooses Ken Paxton

November 17, 2010
Topic: Elections , Update
Click here for full details. Speaker Joe Straus Details: Selected By 65 Democrats & Only 11 Republicans: Strong Planned Parenthood/NARAL Support: 2007-NARAL give him...