Via The Lone Star Report:
This afternoon, four East Texas legislators jumped on board the candidacy of Rep. Ken Paxton (R-McKinney) for House Speaker.
According to a press release, Reps. Dan Flynn (R-Van), Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola), Leo Berman (R-Tyler), and Wayne Christian (R-Center) issued statements supporting Paxton in the three-way race which also features Rep. Warrren Chisum (R-Pampa) and incumbent Speaker Joe Straus (R-San Antonio).
Flynn and Christian have largely been silent on the issue of the Speaker’s race, though Flynn signed a letter this week supporting a caucus to elect the next Speaker.
Berman suspended his run for House Speaker on Sept. 10 and, while he did not make a pledge or endorsement, has spoken favorably of Chisum’s candidacy for House Speaker…
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