Straus not running for a new term.

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Straus not running for a new term.

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Post by Nuts » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:48 am

Just got this in my email

“I believe that in a representative democracy, those who serve in public office should do so for a time, not for a lifetime. And so I want you to know that my family and I have decided that I will not run for re-election next year. My time as a State Representative and as Speaker will end at the conclusion of my current term.”

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Post by mojo84 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:52 am

Great news.

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Post by pbwalker » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:53 am

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Post by JustSomeOldGuy » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:55 am

Awesome Sauce!! Let's make the most of this opportunity! :txflag:
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Post by Lynyrd » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:56 am

You're joking, right?
Do what you say you're gonna do.

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Post by LSUTiger » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:57 am

Chance favors the prepared. Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.
There is no safety in denial. When seconds count the Police are only minutes away.
Sometimes I really wish a lawyer would chime in and clear things up. Do we have any lawyers on this forum?

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Post by John Galt » Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:02 am

This is great news for conservatives.


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Post by eureka40 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:05 am

Hot Diggity!!!!!!
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Post by SewTexas » Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:31 am

I got this email and immediately called my husband :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:

This will give Jeff Judson (I think that's his first name) a chance, as he's running again for that district.

It will be interesting to see who tries for the Speaker position.
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Post by ELB » Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:00 pm

This puts Rep King's bid for Speaker in a new light. I don't think Straus would just up and quit without trying to quietly line up his replacement. When King pops up and says "I'm running" and starts gathering allies and getting established, and THEN Straus announces retirement, it reduces the room for some wild card (in Straus's view) like Scott Turner jumping in. From the comments of others here on the board, I think King was less likely a "challenger" and more like an "heir."
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Post by Lynyrd » Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:07 pm

This is a very good thing.
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Post by TexasJohnBoy » Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:07 pm

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Post by rtschl » Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:41 pm

The democrats and RINOs will elect another Joe Strauss as Speaker. My Rep is a RINO and has a good rating on 2A issues but he will join the democrats on this. But we need a Speaker that is not a RINO.
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Post by SewTexas » Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:48 pm

there are comments on his FB announcement asking him to run for Gov....please no, no, no...please....
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Post by NotRPB » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:55 pm



https://www.texastribune.org/2017/10/25 ... eelection/

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