Election Day was costly for House Speaker Joe Straus.
Three of his lieutenants were defeated. Another was forced into a Republican runoff on July 31.
But it wasn't without some wins, and it certainly could have been worse: Two of the seven incumbents swept out by voters were with Straus' opponents in the last speaker's race, as was one of the three incumbents forced into runoff elections.
Before the elections, 30 of the 150 House members decided not to seek re-election, either saying that they wanted to run for another office or that they were done with politics ...