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Another Republican mulls run for Texas speaker

Another Republican mulls run for Texas speaker
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POSTED: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 5:18pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 9:27am

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.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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