Berman runs for TX House Speaker
POSTED: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 5:21pm
UPDATED: Monday, July 5, 2010 - 2:40pm
TYLER - Texas State Representative Leo Berman announced Tuesday that he will run against Joe Straus for the Texas House Speaker seat. Berman says it's about time to get a "conservative Republican" speaker in the House so that all bills can reach the floor for a vote. Berman says Straus continues to side with the democrats and wouldn't let any illegal immigration legislation see the floor last session. Berman says Straus asked him to stop amending democrats' bills, to which Berman says he responded absolutely not. KETK tried contacting Straus' campaign office in Austin for comment, but have yet to get one.
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