Rodney Anderson

State Rep. Will Hartnett (r), R-Dallas, listens to a question from the back mike as State Rep. Rene' Oliveira (l), D-Brownsville, waits on May 6, 2011.
 Bob Daemmrich

Campaign Chatter

A handful of Texas House members who say they're leaving — either getting out or trying to move into other posts — top this week's roundup of campaign news.

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Carter, Burkett and Anderson on the Speaker's Race

At last Wednesday's TribLive conversation, first-term House member Cindy Burkett, R-Mesquite, explained why she voted against Speaker Joe Straus. Stefani Carter, R-Dallas, talked about losing the North Texas Tea Party's "approved" status after she voted for Straus. And Rodney Anderson, R-Grand Prairie, weighed in on his own vote for Straus.

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