Another Republican mulls run for Texas speaker
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
State Rep. Leo Berman, a Tyler Republican, has already announced his decision to run against Straus when lawmakers return to Austin in January.