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Low Energy Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen Gets a Primary Challenger

House Speaker Dennis Bonnen has a new challenger.

On June 10, 2019, lifelong Brazoria County resident Rhonda Seth announced her candidacy for House District 25, which encompasses Brazoria and Matagorda Counties.

In a statement, Seth cited several comments from Bonnen as motivation for her candidacy.

He’s also made several other statements lately, including praise for the possibility of an El Paso Democrat who might be Speaker of the Texas House, should Texas turn blue. Statements like that are exactly how you turn Texas blue, and don’t represent the sentiments of this Republican district.

For Seth, these troubling comments and Bonnen’s longtime career in politics were enough for her to step up to challenge him.

This could present an interesting opportunity for grassroots conservatives in Texas. 2019 was a very disappointing year for diehard conservatives in the Lone Star State. Constitutional Carry was killed, while other conservative issues such as abortion and property tax reform were never tackled head on.

Read the full story from Big League Politics

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