FOX-7 Discussion: Democrats take about a Dozen Seats in the Texas House, from Republicans

About a dozen Democrats took over Republican seats in the Texas house last week.

But the GOP still controls the chamber.

The first order of business going into the new legislative session will be to pick a new speaker, after the retirement of Joe Straus.

State Rep. Dennis Bonnen is throwing his hat into the mix saying he has a lot of support.

FOX-7 Austin’s Mike Warren talks to Gary Teal, the Travis County Republican Party executive director and Glenn Smith from Progress Texas about the upcoming legislative session and the effect the new Democrats will have on it.