Simpson Running For Texas House SpeakerState Rep. David Simpson said that he's running for Texas House speaker while another conservative favorite, state Rep. Bryan Hughes, is abandoning his bid for the post.
Texas GOP Lawmakers Clash Over Abortion Language Texas House Republicans are fighting among themselves over language referring to abortions that is contained in a major health care reform bill -- a clash that has delayed the measure and could even derail it as a special legislative session runs short on time.

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