Tuesday afternoon, members in the Texas House of Representatives opened the legislative session by unanimously reelecting Rep. Joe Straus as House Speaker. This will be the fifth time they’ve chosen the San Antonio Republican to lead their chamber.
Straus’ re-election Tuesday was part of the ceremony that’s marks every first day of a legislative session…. But this time was different
In the past tea party conservatives have aggressively campaigned against the more moderate Straus- they’ve tried to unseat him. This time Straus had no opponents.