UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:53am
Rep. Ken Paxton of McKinney has announced his bid in the Texas House Speaker race. Paxton who is supported by the Tea Party wants to replace Speaker Joe Straus. Paxton says Straus is too moderate, and the job needs a more conservative leader to carry out the will of the people. Rep. Warren Chisum of Pampa is also in the race.