House Speaker Joe Straus is sooo conservative ... that he advertises on the Drudge Report.
The San Antonio Republican, seeking a second term in the Texas House's top job, has been fending off challengers from the right, who call him a moderate and say the House — now with 98 Republicans and 51 Democrats (and one empty seat, to be filled in a special election) needs more conservative leadership.
He's feeling it, apparently. Straus is running internet ads in places where conservatives gather — like the Drudge Report — that emphasize his bona fides.
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People who click through the ad find themselves at a website — Conservatives for Joe Straus — that includes links to his record and so on.
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