AUSTIN – Republican Party of Texas Chairman Steve Munisteri received an unexpected surprise in his mailbox today – a contribution of $50,000 for the RPT from Texas House Speaker Joe Straus.

Chairman Munisteri said, “It was a tremendous surprise to return from the road this afternoon to the news that Speaker Straus had made such a generous contribution to the State Party. As our team finalizes the strategies for the last month of this election cycle and an all-out push towards victory, such an unexpected boost to our resources is of tremendous help to our ability to help elect more Republicans up and down the ballot. I sincerely thank Speaker Straus for supporting our efforts and for investing these resources with the RPT to strengthen our fight against the Democrats.”