Texas House Speaker Bonnen Invests Millions In New Political Action Committee

Chris Fox
July 16, 2019 - 7:30 am
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AUSTIN (1080 KRLD) - Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen used $3 million in campaign funds to set up Political Action Committee he’s calling Texas Leads.

The goal according to a statement released by Bonnen is to do everything in their power to reelect the Republican legislators.

“The 86th legislative session was hailed as one of the most successful sessions in modern history,” Bonnen said in a news release. “What we accomplished would not have been possible without the Republican members of the Texas House who fought tirelessly to get smart, conservative policies over the finish line. If we are to continue building upon these successes in future legislative sessions, we must do everything in our power to reelect the Republican legislators who made them a reality.”

Rice University Political Scientist Dr. Mark Jones says Bonnen has two main reasons for the investment. “If somehow the Democrats flip the House he would no longer be Speaker of the House so it both is in the best interest of the Republican Party as well as Dennis Bonnen to make sure that as many of those 83 Republican incumbents are elected as possible.”