And don't forget that Donald Trump himself was born in Queens, NYC.
“Buckley was born November 24, 1925, in New York City, the son of Aloise Josephine Antonia (Steiner) and William Frank Buckley Sr., a Texas-born lawyer and oil developer. His mother, from New Orleans, was of Swiss-German, German, and Irish descent....”
Not to mention Justice Antonin Scalia, another staunch conservative and native NYer.
I don't know about you Sam, but I'm having trouble identifying any Texan who's had as much impact on the 'conservative movement' in the last 75 years as William F Buckley or Antonin Scalia.
Perhaps Longhorn can enlighten...