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A secret recording of remarks by Texas Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton) was leaked Tuesday. Credit: Stephen Spillman / Freelance

State Rep. Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton, announces he has the votes to be elected the next speaker of the Texas House for the coming state legislative session at the Texas Capitol, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. [Stephen Spillman for Statesman]