Medina: Straus Preferable to "Iron Fist" Leadership

Republicans might not all like House Speaker Joe Straus, but he's got a better chance than his predecessor to lead the House to "fiscally responsible, limited and just government," according to Debra Medina, the conservative activist and former Republican gubernatorial candidate. And she says the race for speaker is a distraction from important business ahead.

In an opinion piece sent to media organizations on the eve of a GOP Caucus vote on speaker preferences, Medina urges her fellow Republicans to ignore the campaigns against Straus and to pay attention instead to the issues ahead. "The inflammatory rhetoric lobbed by ...

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