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December 4, 2017      3:54 PM

Grusendorf: The Big Question

From the Right: Former Republican House Chair Kent Grusendorf argues that unless the 2018 election results that are radically different from current expectations, the next speaker will be selected by the Republican Caucus

As we approach the filing deadline for the 2018 election cycle, many things seem to be known. 

The Texas Senate next session will look a lot like it looks now.  Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick will likely prevail as the Senate’s presiding officer, and although several senate seats will be contested, the philosophical makeup of the senate will not change significantly. 

Gov. Greg Abbott almost certainly will win reelection and occupy the center office.

However, for the first time in almost a decade there is great unease regarding the nature of leadership in the Texas House of Representatives. 

The full column by former Rep. Kent Grusendorf is in the R&D Department.

By Kent Grusendorf

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