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Straus, re-elected as Texas speaker, rips attacks on faith

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/nation/article/straus_re-elected_as_texas_speaker_rips_attacks_on_faith_20110111

Joe Straus, overwhelmingly reelected speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, strongly repudiated attacks on his Jewish faith. "Attacks on people's religious beliefs have no place in this House," Straus, a Republican, said Tuesday after winning the vote 132-15, according to reports filed via Twitter by KPRC, a Houston NBC affiliate. The KPRC reporter, Mary Benton, said Straus was given a standing ovation.

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