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ACLU, Free Market Foundation Want In On Speaker Race
Rights group and religious right suing Texas Ethics Commission over right to pump money into speaker race.
"...over the right to campaign about the Texas House Speaker race. They have come together to get sections of..."

Feb. 13, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Speaker Race by the Numbers
If 12 challengers leave the members' lobby on Jan. 13 and meet an incumbent departing his chambers at sine die ...
"...As the House Speaker race gets more complicated by the hour, here's some..."

Dec. 29, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Craddick Losing Ground in Speaker Race?
"...The blogosphere is abuzz with news about the Speaker race in the Texas House. The latest: • Robert..."

Dec. 28, 2006 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Speaker Race Update
Byron Cook wants gavel for Xmas
"...11th legislator to declare that they want to be speaker. Seriously, 11th. Can that number reach a dozen by..."

Dec. 10, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Eight Reps Enter, One Speaker Leaves … Eventually
Welcome to what may be the biggest, longest speaker race ever.
"...The speaker race is now officially on, with eight state representatives..."

June 1, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Still a House Divided in Speaker's Race
Why can't Republicans get along?
"...exclude Democrats from the selection of the Texas House speaker. However, it is unclear whether this is about shutting..."

Dec. 31, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Craddick Foes Prefer Secret Ballot in Speaker's Race
House members try to outsmart Craddick in laying ground rules for choosing a speaker
" Lege session, the expected high elbows in the race to become the new House speaker have started. There..."

Dec. 5, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Merritt Calls for Speaker Summit
Is Longview rep trying to prove his speaker credentials by deed, not word?
"...House can work out who is going to challenge Speaker Tom Craddick next session, the big question is how..."

Nov. 19, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Chisum Trail to the Speaker's Chair?
Pampa GOPer to challenge Straus for House leadership
"...Rep. Warren Chisum, R-Pampa, has officially jumped into the Speaker's race to replace Speaker Joe Straus...."

Oct. 13, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Let the Race Begin
The House speaker candidates are off and running
"...Will Tom Craddick be House speaker for the 81st session? He's filed his paperwork to..."

Nov. 14, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Rick Cofer Withdraws From Race for Travis County Democratic Chair
Frontrunner's exit clouds what looked like one-horse race
"...In the wake of Speaker Joe Straus declaring he will not run for re-election..."

Oct. 25, 2017 News Post by Richard Whittaker

All Eyes on Speaker Fight
Craddick fighting for his political life
"...Even after rumors died down about a potential race for House speaker, the sitting Speaker Tom Craddick might..."

Jan. 5, 2007 News Feature by Amy Smith

Some Guy Named Schieffer Drops Out of Guv's Race
Withdrawal announcement opens a whole new ball game for Dems
"...In the Speaker's Committee Room, Schieffer told the press he had met..."

Nov. 27, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Summit on Race in America: Motown at 60
Detroit pop icons continue in the name of love
" array of stories about the formation of each speaker’s group and their respective experiences with Motown founder Berry..."

April 11, 2019 Music Post by Derek Udensi

The Race Is to the Swift
In Texas, livestock are better vaccinated than children.
"...oil and gas business and a lieutenant governor and speaker with backgrounds in agriculture to the present governor, who..."

May 9, 2003 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

Cruz Quits Presidential Race
Inevitable exit after Indiana collapse
" Donald Trump. Cruz announced his exit from the race thusly: "From the beginning, I've said that I would..."

May 3, 2016 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Race To Balance Out the Supremes
Dems, Libertarians vie to break GOP lock
"...nonetheless, there are Democratic and Libertarian hopefuls in each race, battling to bring a bit of balance back to..."

Oct. 22, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Craddick Under Siege
Speaker's race gets curiouser and curiouser
"...The Speaker Statute – the section of Texas law governing campaign..."

Feb. 22, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Gavel Hunt Is Go
GOP eats its own in House speaker struggle
"...coup d'etat removed Rep. "Smilin'" Tom Craddick, R-Midland, as speaker? Well, it's another session, another civil war, as the..."

Nov. 12, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Pressure Groups Against Straus
Will outside bodies change minds inside the House?
"...So the speaker race has seemingly settled between Speaker Joe Straus and..."

Jan. 8, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Hughes Drinks the Conservative Kool-Aid
Speaker hopeful threatens lege process in far right pandering
" replace San Antonio Rep. Joe Straus as House speaker. Now as he suggests dismantling core parts of the..."

June 6, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Chisum Cracks Keffer Over Craddick
Republicans squabble and Craddick challengers open to pick up the pieces
"...out his press release yesterday basically decaring himself House Speaker-elect, the question was obvious: Who does he have on..."

Oct. 31, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Bulletproof Tom, Bulletproof No More
How secure is Speaker Craddick?
"...around the corridors of the House last week that Speaker Tom Craddick's days with the gavel could be numbered...."

May 14, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
Subpoenas issued for Craddick's records in spiraling campaign-cash probe
"...eventually lead criminal investigators to the office of House Speaker Tom Craddick?..."

Feb. 27, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Liveblogging the Lege Opening
"...and we're giddy with anticipation to see what the speaker race will bring. Will it be a nail-biter, or,..."

Jan. 9, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Liveblogging the Lege Part Two
"...bust out the vise grip, I'll be the next speaker. Ten bucks he poured a Diet Coke in the..."

Jan. 9, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Dukes Under Siege
District 46 race pits veteran incumbent vs. newcomer Thompson
"...angry Democratic criticism over her tactical support for House Speaker Tom Craddick and for failing to deliver real results..."

Jan. 25, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Keffer Targets Craddick
It's Eastland against Midland for the speakership
"...a swathe of House Democrats and Republicans hope that Speaker Tom Craddick's gavel-swinging days are over. But now, in..."

Oct. 30, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Craddick and the Never-Ending 80th Session
House Republicans are seeking legal advice on whether Tom Craddick broke the rules.
"...The battle over House Speaker Tom Craddick's future has rumbled on well after the..."

June 19, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Liveblogging the Lege Part Three
"...hours now delicately tinkering with the machinery of the speaker election, and getting copies xeroxed, along with any manner..."

Jan. 9, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

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