Straus has a challenger

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Straus has a challenger

Postby ELB » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:27 pm

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9/22/17, 16:28
House Speaker Joe Straus gets an opponent, GOP Rep. Phil King.
Here's his statement:
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Re: Straus has a challenger

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Postby ELB » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:53 pm

In recent weeks, more than 50 Texas Republican Party county committees have approved resolutions expressing a lack of confidence in Straus and a desire to see the House Republican Caucus replace him in the next session.


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Re: Straus has a challenger

Postby crazy2medic » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:57 pm

Phil King is my representative and I don't think he'd be much of an improvement on Straus!
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Re: Straus has a challenger

Postby crazy2medic » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:59 pm

Phil King is my representative and I don't think he'd be much of an improvement on Straus!
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Re: Straus has a challenger

Postby chasfm11 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:31 pm

crazy2medic wrote:Phil King is my representative and I don't think he'd be much of an improvement on Straus!


That seems to be the general consensus from a lot of Facebook posters across the State, too. We trade one charlatan for another.
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Re: Straus has a challenger

Postby crazy2medic » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:44 pm

chasfm11 wrote:
crazy2medic wrote:Phil King is my representative and I don't think he'd be much of an improvement on Straus!


That seems to be the general consensus from a lot of Facebook posters across the State, too. We trade one charlatan for another.

Exactly!
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Re: Straus has a challenger

Postby Tylerscott20 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:51 pm

crazy2medic wrote:
chasfm11 wrote:
crazy2medic wrote:Phil King is my representative and I don't think he'd be much of an improvement on Straus!


That seems to be the general consensus from a lot of Facebook posters across the State, too. We trade one charlatan for another.

Exactly!


I seem to remember him passing unlicensed carry out of the comittee it was in(the one he chairs). So, to say he is not an improvement over Straus is a little over the top. He isn't my representative, but I would take him over many others even if I wasn't considering his faith an important factor.


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Re: Straus has a challenger

Postby chasfm11 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:02 am

Tylerscott20 wrote:
crazy2medic wrote:
chasfm11 wrote:
crazy2medic wrote:Phil King is my representative and I don't think he'd be much of an improvement on Straus!


That seems to be the general consensus from a lot of Facebook posters across the State, too. We trade one charlatan for another.

Exactly!


I seem to remember him passing unlicensed carry out of the committee it was in(the one he chairs). So, to say he is not an improvement over Straus is a little over the top. He isn't my representative, but I would take him over many others even if I wasn't considering his faith an important factor.


His record, according to Empower Texas, has grown steadily worse over time. My representative Tan Parker is in the same position and I would not support him for Speaker either. It was Strauss who bottled up much of the pro-gun legislation in committee over the past 3 sessions. King's record on pro-gun matters (and others) has to be more than one vote for me to want to see him with the Speaker's gavel.
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Re: Straus has a challenger

Postby tbrown » Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:53 pm

Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.

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Re: Straus has a challenger

Postby rbwhatever1 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:52 pm

Good to see Texans are waking up to Phil King. He works for special interests and has never met a tax or new government program he didn't like.
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Re: Straus has a challenger

Postby ninjabread » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:55 pm

The incumbents got us into this mess. Voting for an incumbent is voting for more of the same.
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Re: Straus has a challenger

Postby SewTexas » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:53 pm

really, what I would like to see? is Strauss have a real challenger in his district, lose his seat. Then have a free for all election for the speaker's spot. If Strauss is running there can only be one other person up, if he isn't, there can be lots more.
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