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On Wednesday, Texas State Rep Scott Turner (R – Rockwall) gave a last minute speech at the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Policy orientation conference. Today, he filed to run for speaker in 2015. It’s been a whirlwind few days for the former NFL player.
Cahnman’s Musings first met Scott Turner a reception in late-2012. We began to follow his career at the urging of Michelle Smith of Concerned Women for America, who lives in Turner’s district. We’re impressed by his record.
Regarding the Speaker’s race itself, we concur with PJ Tattler:
The conservative Republican former NFL star, who is a freshman in the Texas House, will be taking on an entrenched and powerful speaker who has beaten back several past challenges. Straus maintains his seat, ironically given the Republicans’ overwhelming majority in the House, by blending a unified Democrat caucus plus enough Republicans voting together to keep him as speaker.
Turner will be facing an uphill fight, but his Like this? Read more and get your own subscription at
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