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EXPOSED: Rep. Ritter Bribes Rep. Hamilton? Straus Chairmen give $100,000 to Defeat Rep. White Super Conservative

Texas State Representative Mike Hamilton's 8th day before election Campaign Finance Reports show that State Rep. Allan Ritter has given State Rep. Mike Hamilton at least $10,000. Click Here to see Mike Hamilton's Finance Report. Other Straus Leaders have also given collectively over $100,000 (see below) Ritters donation is the most striking though.

After Redistricting, State Rep. Mike Hamilton and State Rep. Allan Ritter (both are moderate Straus Chairmen) were put in the same district together.   Read more »

at May 23, 2012 7:19 PM
       

County & District Conventions Begin This Saturday!

RPT - Starting this Saturday, April 14th, Texas Republicans will begin assembling in various counties across the state to conduct County & District Republican Conventions. The process will also continue next Saturday, April 21st, for counties which have chosen to hold their conventions on that date.   Read more »

at Apr 11, 2012 4:19 PM
       

Court Releases Texas Interim Redistricting Maps - See Them Here! May 29th Primary Election Probable

The San Antonio three Judge Federal Panel has released the Interim Maps for the Texas elections. After Months of waiting, the people of Texas will finally know what Districts they will be in for the upcoming Congressional, State Senate, and State Representative 2012 Primary and General election.

Click on the Links Below to see the maps and see what District you will be in!

Counties and Candidates all across Texas will finally get to plan for their elections, draw county maps, file to run for office, send out voter registration cards, etc.   Read more »

at Feb 28, 2012 3:55 PM
       

"Blacks for Obama" Racially Segregates Voters - Affirmative Action in Supreme Court

During Black History Month, Obama released a new video announcing the launch of AFRICAN AMERICANS FOR OBAMA. (See video below.)

This is an attempt to segregate voters based on RACE instead of voters joining together in groups based on VALUES. Minorities actually tend to be conservative in their beliefs and they are waking up to the realization that Obama

at Feb 27, 2012 7:51 PM
       

Should the Republican Party of Texas Sue DOJ over Voting Rights Act Preclearance Constitutionality?

Disclaimer: the following article is the opinion of David Bellow, an individual who is on the SREC, and does not express the "official opinion" of the Republican Party of Texas

The State of Texas is under assault by the Department of Justice and the Voting Rights Act. All this Texas redistricting mess (and the pushing back of the Primary Election date) is due to section 5 of the Voting Rights Act which requires a few states to have any voting changes approved by the Department of Justice first (because somehow it is better to have one unelected, biased person, the Attorney General Eric Holder, decide how a state runs elections instead of the elected officials of the state determining it for themselves).   Read more »

at Feb 20, 2012 2:42 PM
       

Texas Precinct Conventions will be OPTIONAL under New 2012 Republican Delegate Selection Process

Update: The New Draft Plan has come out and all counties and senatorial districts will be able to have precinct conventions (if they want) and they can be whenever and wherever the county or senatorial district wants. There is no big conspiracy to keep people from getting involved. Read more here

The Republican Party of Texas is entering into unknown and uncharted territory. We are now faced with having to do our Republican Conventions/Delegate Selection Process BEFORE we even have a primary election! This process has always been tied to the Primary election but this year it will not because of the belated Primary Election (see below for the normal process from previous years). The 62 members of the State Republican Executive Committee will be developing an entire new Convention/Delegate Selection Plan. We have already had a conference call in which we discussed the many different ideas and we agreed on the basic plan. This plan is VERY intricate and has many different moving parts,

at Feb 19, 2012 9:07 AM
       

TX SREC Emergency Meeting over New Delegate Selection Process for May 29th Texas RepublicanPrimary Election

The San Antonio Federal Court regarding the redistricting lawsuit has declared that Texas will not have a Primary Election before May 29th, 2012. We have been told to plan for an election on May 29th but that we could also have it as late as June 26th, 2012.

The problem with this late election is that we have to have the Republican Party of Texas State Convention at the beginning of June.

at Feb 16, 2012 11:29 AM
       

IMPORTANT TX Redistricting Update: NO April Election. One May 29th Primary or Split April/May Elections

The San Antonio Federal Court had a Redistricting hearing yesterday, 2/14/12. We had hoped for more clarity of when we will get to vote. After the hearing, things did not look so good…. Instead of clarity, we got chaos. A Unified April Election is OUT (won’t happen) and we still do not know when we will vote! We might even be forced to have our Precinct, County and State Conventions BEFORE we even have the primary election!   Read more »

at Feb 15, 2012 9:22 AM
       

Redistricting Update VIII: Court Wants April Primary

Republican Party of Texas - On Friday afternoon, the San Antonio three-judge panel issued an order which clearly indicates that the Court wishes for both sides in the redistricting lawsuit to assist in resolving all of the issues in time for an April primary election.

The Court also clarified some misconceptions that have appeared on blogs and among the media - specifically, reports which have stated that the Court had rejected Attorney General Greg Abbott's proposed maps earlier this week. The order clearly states that the panel has not rejected any maps. The Court also noted that final interim maps would be drawn in accordance with the Supreme Court's recent ruling

at Feb 11, 2012 1:52 PM
       

Have Texas Dems Lost Sight of the Civil Rights Movement?

Many Texas Democrats choose to perpetuate the myth that a voter’s ethnicity can predict which party they support. Democrats claim to represent Hispanic Texans, but that claim doesn’t match up with how Hispanics in Texas vote. Hispanics, like all Americans, are not a politically cohesive group and hold a plurality of political beliefs.

In 2010, the Republican Party of Texas elected more Hispanics to statewide office than the Democrat party. There are presently six Hispanic Republicans in the Texas Legislature, two Hispanic Republicans on the Texas Supreme Court, and numerous Hispanic Republican officeholders throughout the state.

at Feb 9, 2012 11:30 AM
       

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