Another Republican mulls run for Texas speaker

Another Republican mulls run for Texas speaker
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Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 4:02pm

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A second conservative legislator is mulling a challenge to moderate Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, raising the specter of a Republican leadership battle as lawmakers grapple with
a huge budget shortfall early next year.
State Rep. Warren Chisum told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he would decide before the November elections whether to mount a challenge to the top House leader. Chisum is a Republican from
Pampa.
State Rep. Leo Berman, a Tyler Republican, has already announced his decision to run against Straus when lawmakers return to Austin in January.

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