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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 10:27 AM

Recording Released of Texas House Speaker Offering Access to Conservative Group

During a June conversation at the Texas Capitol, Republican House Speaker Dennis Bonnen urged hardline conservative activist Michael Quinn Sullivan to target members of their own party in the 2020 primaries and suggested he could get Sullivan’s group media access to the House floor, according to a secret recording of the conversation released Tuesday.

Bonnen could also be heard speaking disparagingly about multiple Democrats, calling one House member “vile” and suggesting that another’s “wife’s gonna be really pissed when she learns he’s gay.”

The 64-minute recording of Sullivan's June meeting with Bonnen and another top GOP member was posted on Sullivan's website and the website of WBAP, a talk radio station in Dallas where Sullivan was scheduled to appear Tuesday morning.

Roughly nine minutes into the recording, after discussing Sullivan’s recent trip to Europe, Bonnen tells Sullivan he’s “trying to win in 2020 in November.”

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More at link, including another link to WBAP website where you can listen to the recording:
https://www.texastribune.org/2019/10/15/michael-quinn-sullivan-releases-tape-meeting-dennis-bonnen/

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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 10:35 AM

1. Business as usual in Texas n/t

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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 11:05 AM

2. Not only in Texas.

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