Texas House Speaker Straus Won't Seek Re-election

State Rep. Joe Straus, who leads the centrist wing of the Republican Party in the House, announced that he will not seek re-election in 2018. Mark P. Jones, fellow in political science, comments in various news outlets on the ramifications of Straus’ decision for Texas politics.

The Wall Street Journal: http://on.wsj.com/2yOHDoO
The Texas Tribune: http://bit.ly/2hdRX2e
Houston Chronicle: http://bit.ly/2y6QEMX
Austin American-Statesman: https://atxne.ws/2gFnI3f
San Antonio Espress-News: http://bit.ly/2y7yk6p
Houston Matters: http://bit.ly/2yPiwSA