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Allen West takes sharp-elbowed approach as Texas GOP chair, raising intraparty tension ahead of legislative session

West has protested outside the Governor's Mansion and called the likely next speaker of the Texas House a "political traitor." The upcoming legislative session will put his influence within the party to the test.

The Honorable Allen West gives remarks during TPPR's Policy Orientation on February 9, 2018

A tipping point

West's ascent

West v. Abbott

The upcoming session

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Politics Dade Phelan Greg Abbott Republican Party Of Texas Texas House of Representatives Texas Legislature