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Texas House Speaker Wins GOP Primary Runoff Against Trump-Backed Challenger

HeadlineMay 29, 2024

In election news here in the United States, Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan narrowly defeated a challenge from David Covey, a far-right candidate who was endorsed by Donald Trump and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

Meanwhile, Texas Republican Congressmember Tony Gonzales has declared victory in a primary runoff against gun rights advocate Brandon Herrera, who is nicknamed “The AK Guy.” Gonzales, who represents Uvalde, Texas, broke with his Republican colleagues last year to support new gun control legislation after the massacre at Robb Elementary School.

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