Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen is using $3 million in campaign funds to establish a Political Action Committee designed to help the Republicans maintain control of the House next year, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Bennen says his 'Texas leads' PAC will 'do everything in its power to re-elected Republican Legislators.'
"If Democrats are able to flip the House, that means Dennis Bonnen would no longer be Speaker of the House," Rice University political analyst Mark Jones said. "So it is in the interests of the Republican Party, but also in the interests of Dennis Bonnen, that all 82 House Republicans retain their seats next year."
Democrats made major advances in the 2018 election in the traditionally Republican dominated Texas House. If they can flip just nine of the 82 Republcian held seats in 2020, Democrats would take control of the House for the first time since 2001.