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State Rep. John Zerwas drops bid for Texas House Speaker

His departure comes amid an effort among roughly 40 GOP House members to draft state Rep. Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton, into the race.

House Appropriations Committee Chairman John Zerwas, R-Richmond, talks about his reasons to run for speaker of the Texas House during a Tribune event on Nov. 6, 2017. House Speaker Joe Straus has announced his intention not to run for another term.

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