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September 9, 2019      11:59 AM

Facing possible backlash in his home county, Brazoria Republicans to consider asking Speaker Bonnen to resign

“The Brazoria County GOP isn’t one of those ‘RINO hunting’ Republican parties….but this is a unique situation.” Some point to the fact that Empower Texans’ whole business model is based on violating Reagan’s 11th commandment

ANGLETON – One of the understood requirements for a presiding officer of the Texas House of Representatives is that they be politically rock solid in their district.

That’s been true for Speaker Dennis Bonnen, who for 18 years did not even face a primary challenge then defeated a GOP challenger handily in 2018. But now some local Republicans have serious questions about his June 12 meeting with Empower Texans spokesman Michael Quinn Sullivan, culminating in a debate set for tonight about whether to formally ask Bonnen to step down.

If that happens, the Brazoria County Republican Party would be following the lead of several other county GOP executive committees. But the result here could prove more significant given this is the community that’s been sending Bonnen to the Texas House for more than two decades.

By Scott Braddock

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