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  • Texas Speaker of the House deleted from list of national GOP convention delegates

    06/09/2012 8:31:27 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 148 replies
    Paleo Conservative ^ | June 9, 2012 | Paleo Conservative
    Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus was deleted from the list of delegates to the 2012 Republican National Convention by a woman on the Nominations Committee who put herself on the list in his place.
  • Rick Perry booed at Texas GOP convention

    06/07/2012 11:30:00 AM PDT · by 867V309 · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/07/2012 | Alexis Levinson
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry was booed at the state GOP convention Thursday when he mentioned his support for Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst’s candidacy for Senate...Dewhurst is facing former state Solicitor General Ted Cruz in a run-off election for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. Cruz has largely drawn support from more conservative elements of the party.
  • The Texas GOP delegate surprise

    04/02/2012 9:25:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | April 2, 2012 | Jonathan Gurwitz, editorial board
    Mitt Romney continues racking up delegates — 568 thus far, about half of the 1,144 needed to clinch the Republican nomination. He continues racking up endorsements, with establishment figures like George H.W. Bush and tea party favorites Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan giving him their support last week. And with a huge financial and organizational advantage over his three remaining GOP competitors, he should continue to accumulate delegates where they are awarded proportionally by district or state, even when he loses. By the time the Texas primary rolls around on May 29, there’s a good chance he’ll have the finish...
  • Texas Monthly: Watch out for Medina! She could win

    02/10/2010 9:20:20 AM PST · by takecontrol · 166 replies · 2,399+ views
    Texas Monthly ^ | 10th Feb | Paul Burka
    I have been telling friends for a couple of weeks now that if Medina can raise $2 million by February 16 (the start of early voting), she will be governor. What this poll tells me is that Texans are sick and tired of Rick Perry and Kay Bailey Hutchison and their career politician credentials and their negative campaigns. Medina is Sarah Palin with gravitas and without the winks.
  • Debra Medina Surges in TX Gov race

    02/09/2010 4:29:37 PM PST · by takecontrol · 43 replies · 1,097+ views
    Politico ^ | 10th Feb | Andy Barr
    Tea party-backed candidate Debra Medina is closing on Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison in Texas’s Republican gubernatorial primary, increasing the odds the race led by Gov. Rick Perry will be thrown into a runoff. According to a survey out Tuesday by Public Policy Polling, Medina, a nurse who’s now a businesswoman, had the support of 24 percent of likely Republican primary voters, trailing the three-term senator by only 4 percentage points. Perry, who leads Hutchison by double-digits in several polls, got 39 percent in the latest survey. If no candidate gets more than 50 percent of the vote in the March...
  • Election 2010: Texas Republican Primary [Rasmussen: Perry now with double-digit lead]

    07/16/2009 7:22:23 AM PDT · by Al B. · 21 replies · 988+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | July 16, 2009
    Incumbent Governor Rick Perry has jumped to a 10-point lead over Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison in an early look at next year’s Republican Primary gubernatorial contest in Texas. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely GOP Primary voters in the state finds Perry ahead of Hutchison 46% to 36%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, and 14% remain undecided.
  • LETTER: Toll road battle continues

    08/17/2008 2:10:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies · 385+ views
    The Lufkin Daily News ^ | August 17, 2008 | Gary L. Smith, Sr.
    Lately I have heard from some of you, asking about the Corridor. Most folks believe it is over, dead, gone from our beautiful East Texas. I have been watching our government's actions on this subject. Did you know that in TxDOT's cover letter to the federal government it states they will only use existing highways to build their corridor? Did you know that TxDOT also stated that it may need to build in non-existing paths also, some time in the future. Citizens, I write you today to make sure you understand that the corridor issue in Trinity County has not...
  • Ron Paul officially ends his bid for White House (I did some recon at the Ron Paul TX GOP rally)

    06/14/2008 9:18:36 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 7 replies · 174+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 12, 2008, 10:52PM | ALAN BERNSTEIN
    Congressman Ron Paul officially unplugged his dormant Republican presidential campaign Thursday night. The Lake Jackson obstetrician was expected to tell a Houston crowd here for the state GOP convention that he wants to build a national organization to elect libertarian-leaning Republicans at all government levels. As of 9:45 p.m., he had yet to address the crowd at the Hilton Americas Hotel. "The presidential campaign was Phase One" of the national movement, Paul spokesman Jesse Benton told the Washington Post. Paul reportedly has rented a stadium in Minneapolis-St. Paul to rally supporters during the Republican National Convention there in early September....
  • GOP chairman thwarts takeover (by Ron Paulistas in Nueces County, Texas)

    03/30/2008 12:31:03 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 45 replies · 1,639+ views
    The Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | Sunday, March 30, 2008 | Denise Malan
    CORPUS CHRISTI — Nueces County Republican Chairman Mike Bertuzzi survived a potential convention takeover. At the group's county convention Saturday, a man began causing a scene while committees were making reports. Republican county conventions nominate delegates for the state convention based upon the ratio decided in the March 4 primaries. "We were able to stop that and take care of business," Bertuzzi said. "I don't know what their purpose was. They claim they were Ron Paul supporters. I can't imagine Ron Paul would put people up to this." Paul, a U.S. representative from Texas and presidential candidate, is far behind...