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Smithee, Gattis Withdraw

Earlier today Georgetown Republican Dan Gattis and Amarillo Republican John Smithee both withdrew from consideration for Speaker of the 81st Legislature. Unless conservative grassroots pressure rallies the G.O.P. troops behind another candidate who can pull off a political Hail Mary of the highest order, in eight days San Antonio Republican Joe Straus will be the next Speaker of the Texas House.

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