UPDATE: Bryan Hughes and thrown his support behind David Simpson, an OUTSTANDING candidate for Speaker.
Yes, there will be one, despite the desires of the ‘Powers That Be’ in Austin. This fight WILL continue for one very simple reason; even though we elect 150 State Representatives, all real power currently flows through the small handful that are committee chairs. This is not representative government! Want any kind of bill passed? You have to bow to the Speaker and his Emporer’s Court (and come bearing political ‘gifts’, if you want consideration).
This simply must stop and Straus is not one who will do so. We need more legislation reaching the floor for debate and the will of the people expressed with floor votes (some of which will undoubted be lost… but we will know where our representatives stand!). The Democrats need this every bit as much as the conservative GOP members. So it is time to free up the system and to do that, we need someone like Bryan Hughes, who has shown the courage to challenge, to be elected Speaker of the Texas House.
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