Galveston’s state representative is the new leader of the most conservative faction of the Texas House of Representatives.

The Texas House Freedom Caucus on Wednesday announced that Mayes Middleton, a Republican from Wallisville, had been unanimously elected as its chairman. Middleton will replace state Rep. Mike Lang, a Republican from Granbury, who announced in December he would not seek reelection.

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Ray Taft

A labor group endorsed Democrats because they are proud to support pro-labor candidates?

Democrats are going to destroy the economy if they get in control.

If Democrats actually cared about hardworking Americans, they would not be touting a socialist agenda that threatens to destroy the economic progress that has been made over the last three years.

Don’t vote for Democrats!

President Trump is setting all time records with the economy and jobs. Common sense says vote for Trump and Republicans in 2020 to Keep America Great with a strong economy and jobs for all Americans.

Bailey Jones

"A bill calling for a study of an Emancipation Trail between Galveston and Houston passed through Congress and is heading to President Donald Trump’s desk, according to U.S. Sen. John Cornyn’s office."

I promise to hate Trump 5% less if he signs this.

Ray Taft

“I promise to hate Trump 5% less if he signs this.”

Well, there’s proof that hatred, and not facts, drives the Dems’ impeachment hoax against President Trump.

Gary Miller

I've known Middleton for several years and I'm surprised he isn't governor yet. With 2020 and 2022 ahead he could be ready to replace Trump in 2024.

Charles Douglas


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