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May 15, 2018      2:26 PM

Straus touts the fact he has contributed $1 million to GOP candidates this year

"I'm proud to support serious, thoughtful Republican legislators who provide strong leadership for Texas and for the Republican Party," Straus said

Retiring Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, on Tuesday touted the fact that the has so far this year spent $1 million working to elect “serious, thoughtful Republican legislators.”

He has done so by “giving significantly to groups that support solutions-oriented Republican legislators and candidates,” Straus’ campaign said. Speaker Straus has contributed:

-          $600,000 to the Texas House Leadership Fund

-          $350,000 to the Associated Republicans of Texas

-          $70,000 to individual candidates

He’s also attended fundraising events and campaigned for the likes of Representatives Lyle Larson, R-San Antonio and Sarah Davis, R-West University Place, as well as Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, and Steve Allison, who is running to succeed Straus in his House seat.

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