Brandon Waltens

Bonnen: The Speaker Race is Over

Bonnen: The Speaker Race is Over

State Rep. Dennis Bonnen (R–Angleton) told attendees at a press conference today that he had the votes to become the next speaker of the House, having garnered 109 supporters in the Texas House, well past the 76 needed to take the gavel. “The speaker race is over,”...
Cruz Re-Elected, O’Rourke Rejected

Cruz Re-Elected, O’Rourke Rejected

After a long and hard-fought battle against Democrat Congressman Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz was re-elected by Texas voters on Tuesday. When O’Rourke entered the race against Cruz last year, Democrats in Texas and across the country were elated...
Abbott Campaign Crushes Democrat Opponent

Abbott Campaign Crushes Democrat Opponent

In an election in which Democrats predicted a “blue wave” of liberal victories, Gov. Greg Abbott has defeated Sheriff Lupe Valdez, his Democrat opponent, to win re-election to Texas’ highest office. Since winning the governor’s office four years ago, Abbott has been...
Bonnen Commits to GOP Speaker Selection Process

Bonnen Commits to GOP Speaker Selection Process

After announcing his campaign for speaker of the Texas House on Tuesday, State Rep. Dennis Bonnen (R–Angleton) has formally committed to voting for the eventual Republican speaker nominated by the House Republican caucus. When Bonnen made his original announcement,...
Dennis Bonnen Files for Speaker

Dennis Bonnen Files for Speaker

In a widely expected move, State Rep. Dennis Bonnen (R–Angleton) filed paperwork with the Texas Ethics Commission launching his campaign for Speaker of the Texas House. Bonnen has for years been considered a possible successor to Speaker Joe Straus, who announced his...