And then there were three.
State Rep. Ken Paxton (R-McKinney) has announced he's running to be the next Speaker of the Texas House. The Associated Press reports that Rep. Paxton has thrown his hat into the ring because voters sent a message "that they favor leadership dedicated to protecting our freedoms and fighting government growth."
Conservative Republicans have been critical of current Speaker Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) for not being conservative enough. Rep. Warren Chisum (R-Pampa) has already announced that he's challenging Rep. Straus for the Speaker's chair.