House Speaker Dade Phelan wins runoff, surviving challenge by Texas GOP’s far-right forces

Business-minded Republicans spent millions trying to save Phelan, whose far-right opponent had the backing of Donald Trump, Ken Paxton and Dan Patrick. Phelan won by 366 votes, according to unofficial returns.

By Zach Despart, The Texas TribuneMay 29, 2024 5:34 am,

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David Covey stands on stage as the crowd waits for results to come in during a watch party on election night in Orange on May 28, 2024.
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