Speaker Joe Straus will not run for Rep. Lamar Smith's seat

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SAN ANTONIO – A spokesman for Texas House Speaker Joe Straus has confirmed Straus will not run for retiring Rep. Lamar Smith’s seat.

Jason Embry, Straus’ spokesman, sent this statement to KSAT 12 News:

“Speaker Straus is grateful for the tireless and outstanding service of his friend Congressman Smith, but the Speaker is not interested in his friend’s congressional seat.”

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