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Texas 2022 Elections

Texas far-right conservatives spent millions to oust House GOP leaders, to little avail

In the Texas House, the biggest intraparty attack on Republican leadership came from the Defend Texas Liberty PAC, led by former state Rep. Jonathan Stickland, R-Bedford. Backed by hard-right donors like Tim Dunn and Farris Wilks, West Texas oil tycoons, the group spent at least $5.2 million from January onward.

Supporters cheer as Gov. Abbott gives a speech at his watch party in Corpus on March 1, 2022.

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