They failed to unseat Joe Straus and Byron Cook. Now, can they best the House leaders’ favored successors?
Republican challenger Thomas McNutt lost to Byron Cook in 2016, and Matt Beebe couldn't topple Joe Straus in two attempts. They're running again this year, but with those two powerful incumbents out of the way.
By EMMA PLATOFF, The Texas Tribune
If the gavel-wielding silhouette of retiring Texas House Speaker Joe Straus will be the most conspicuous absence when the Legislature reconvenes in 2019, the empty chair of House State Affairs …