This page is reserved for our efforts to oust Joe Straus as Speaker of the Texas House.
Here's a RECAP of Joe Straus's political chronology [click here]:
Here's a LIST of all Conservative legislation that NEVER made it to a vote in the 82nd Legislature because of Straus [click here].
The TPTP supports a Texas House Speaker OTHER THAN Joe Straus and Encourages the Texas House Republicans to Caucus by themselves to elect a House Speaker
For a review of why Joe Straus is unacceptable to us conservatives as House Speaker, check out the video by David Barton [The Battle for the Texas House 360p ].
The Texas Patriots Tea Party join conservative groups all over Texas seeking to replace current Texas House leadership with truly conservative members. The Tea Party movement helped change the Republican numbers in the Texas House from 76 [before Nov 2] to 99 [on Nov 2]… significant increase requiring significant change in the leadership. Speaker Straus no longer represents the will of Texans and should be replaced. See letter [Ltr House Empower 20101104 and Interview Sullivan] to House Representatives from Empower Texans and signed by numerous tea party and conservative organization. The TPTP is backing this effort, but didn’t make the signing. Two conservative candidates for House Speaker [Ken Paxton and Warren Chisum] spoke on Thursday, Nov 18th at Painless Performance Products in Fort Worth at 7PM. Bill Zedler also attended.
A new website by Tea Party Movement has some good information on the Speaker’s race.
WHY TPTP PAC DOES NOT SUPPORT JOE STRAUS:
We, like numerous tea parties, 912 and conservative groups across Texas believe that Joe Straus is not the man to fulfill the duties of the next Speaker of the Texas House. Read our 9 reasons why….