Tag Archives: texas speaker of the house race

Speaker Joe Straus Defections Continue: Rep. Randy Weber Withdraws His Support From Straus

December 14, 2010
Topic: Update
From Rep. Randy Weber’s Facebook page:  “Well, I have formally requested that Speaker Joe Straus take me off of his pledged list. My District has spoken...

NY Times: Democratic Tide in 2009 Led to Joe Straus Becoming Texas Speaker of the House

December 7, 2010
Topic: Update
Below is an excerpt from a New York Times article written in January of 2009, just after President Obama was sworn into office and just after...

Joe Straus Refuses To Answer Pro-Life Questionnaire, Chisum & Paxton Answers Here

December 6, 2010
Topic: Elections , Update
From Texas Alliance for Life: “Update on Texas House Speaker Race: Chisum and Paxton Answer Survey, Straus Does Not”  “The Speaker of the House of Representatives is...

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 Loses Another Supporter, Rep. Tan Parker Pledges Support to Paxton

November 12, 2010
Topic: Update
Statesman is reporting that Republican Texas House member, Tan Parker from Denton County, has withdrawn his support of Speaker Straus and will now support Rep. Ken...