The Big Conversation:
The race for speaker of the House may have just gotten a lot more interesting.
State Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview, told the Tribune late Monday that he is considering a bid against incumbent Joe Straus, R-San Antonio.
"I have not made a decision. People have asked me to run, yes," said Simpson, one of the most conservative members of the Legislature. "I’m praying about it. And I'll do the right thing."
A bid by Simpson, who was just elected to his second term, would set up a three-way race for speaker. Rep. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola ...