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Texas Legislature 2019

From staying out to declaring victory, how Dennis Bonnen ended the speaker's race in a weekend

The Republican from Angleton wasn't even a candidate a month ago. Now he says he has north of 100 votes — more than enough to win the gavel.

State Rep. Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton, announces at a press conference on Nov. 12, 2018 that he has the support of 109 member…

“We felt confident Dennis was the guy.”

The plaque outside the Capitol office of state Rep. Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton.

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