Tribpedia: 2013 House Speaker Race

The 2013 Race
House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, is seeking a third term in one of the most powerful jobs in Texas politics. But he’s facing a challenge from Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview, a Tea Party favorite who entered as another speaker hopeful bowed out of the race.

Initially, Straus’ only challenger was state Rep. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola ...