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We Reflect ‘Diverse’ Future of Party, Say Texas College Republicans

When 106 student delegates from 22 Texas universities convened for the annual Texas Federation of College Republicans state board elections last weekend, the results reflected the most diverse collection of conservatives anywhere in the nation, says its newly elected chairman.

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Texas GOP Pressures Lege to Advance School Choice

The subject of school choice exploded last week in Austin when Texas House Education Committee Chairman Dan Huberty (R-Kingwood) declared it “dead” in the current legislative session.

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Texas House Ed Chair Declares School Choice ‘Dead’

While President Donald Trump called upon Congress this week to pass education legislation that funds school choice for low-income students nationwide, Texas House Education Committee Chairman Representative Dan Huberty (R-Kingwood) struck a blow to school choice, declaring it a “dead” issue in the state’s current legislative session.

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Ted Cruz’s Approval Rate Rises After Trump Endorsement

A recent poll in Texas shows that 45 percent of likely voters say they have a “favorable” opinion of Senator Ted Cruz. Those numbers are up 10 percent after his speech at the GOP convention where he told Republicans to “vote your conscience.”


Texas County GOP Chair Builds Hillary Jail Cell Outside Polls

Democrats are crying foul after a Texas county’s GOP chairman built a jail cell outside a polling location and locked the likeness of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton inside. A Donald Trump likeness stands proudly outside the cell with a “thumbs up” sign of approval.


VIDEO: Texas Wife Pleads for Husband’s Re-Election to Keep Her Sanity

The wife of a Texas county commissioner is pleading for voters to re-elect her husband so he does not stay home and drive her crazy. The request comes in the form of a humorous ad being called “the most delightful ad of the season” by many on social media.

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George P. Bush: Swallow ‘Bitter Pill’ and Vote for Trump

Texas Land Commissioner and Texas GOP Victory Chair George P. Bush told members of Texas State Republican Executive Committee (SREC), “it’s a bitter pill to swallow, but you know what? You get back up and help the man who won, and you make sure that we stop Hillary Clinton.” While he stopped short of an endorsement, he said it was time for Texas Republicans to get behind the 2016 presidential nominee, Donald Trump.

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Op-Ed: In Defense of Liberty

The Republican Party of Texas is the most dominant state Party in the country, and our Party is larger, more diverse, and more conservative than ever before. Now that our 2016 RPT State Convention has concluded, we are more focused than ever on annihilating Hillary Clinton and her liberal Democrat allies.

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Moves for Texas Secession Surface at State GOP Convention

The Lone Star State has taken one more step towards Texas Independence. A resolution has passed a platform committee at the Texas GOP Convention and is now expected to go to a vote before all of the delegates.

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Demystifying the Texas GOP Delegate and Convention Process

HOUSTON, Texas — There are many new folks who are now engaged in the political process, and they are asking “What is this mystical delegate and convention process?” They are also asking “What do delegates do at conventions besides voting for a presidential candidate?” County Republican Parties in Texas have been and are providing training and information to demystify this process.

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Texas Secession Passes State Republican Party Resolutions Committee Vote

A resolution that would put Texas secession on the ballot for Republican primary voters has cleared its first hurdle by passing the Republican Party of Texas’ Resolution Committee. The committee met during a regular meeting of the State Republican Executive Committee (SREC).


SCOTUS Approves Same-Sex Marriage: Texas Leaders React

The Supreme Court of the United States, in a 5-4 decision on Friday, declared that same-sex marriage is a fundamental right. Almost immediately, various count clerks’ offices around Texas began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Texas elected officials quickly responded to the high court’s decision.

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Texas GOP Announces ‘84th Legislature Hall of Shame’

Two Texas State Senators and four State Representatives have been named to the Republican Party of Texas (RPT) “Hall of Shame” for their actions in the 84th Legislative Session. One of the Senators, two-time lose Leticia Van de Putte (D-San Antonio), resigned at the beginning of the session to chase her political future down the drain.

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Texas GOP Chair Denies Email Targeted Michael Quinn Sullivan

The first email message sent to Republican Party of Texas (RPT) members from newly-elected Chairman Tom Mechler had many speculating that he was declaring war on Michael Quinn Sullivan, the Empower Texans President. Sullivan’s organization is known for criticizing Republican elected officials when they stray from conservative principles. However, after exclusive interviews with both men, Breitbart Texas can report that they are hoping for a more positive working relationship and are interested in sitting down to talk.

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LTC Oliver North to Keynote Star-Studded Lincoln-Reagan Dinner in Denton County

Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North (USMC Ret) will head up a star-studded event at one of the biggest Republican political events of the year, the Denton County GOP Lincoln-Reagan Dinner. Colonel North will be joined on the stage by Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick along with newly elected Republican Party of Texas (RPT) Chairman Tom Mechler. State Senator Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound) will emcee the evening’s event which is usually the top attended Republican fund-raising event of the year.

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Exclusive Interview: Tom Mechler Takes the Helm of America’s Largest Republican Party

AUSTIN, Texas – Shortly after being elected as chairman of the Republican Party of Texas, Tom Mechler paused for a moment to talk with Breitbart Texas about his vision for Texas politics and the daunting task of filling the Texas sized shoes of outgoing chairman Steve Munisteri. Mechler discussed building on the successes of the party in minority engagement, party unity, fundraising, and the importance of youth in the Republican Party. He also discussed the party’s new rules for selecting presidential delegates at the 2016 Republican Party State Convention.


Tom Mechler Elected Texas GOP Chairman

The Republican Party of Texas has elected Tom Mechler as their new Chairman, in a meeting of the State Republican Executive Committee (SREC) in downtown Austin on Saturday afternoon.

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LIVESTREAM: Watch the Texas GOP Chairman’s Election

The Republican Party of Texas (RPT) will elect a new chairman on Saturday afternoon to replace outgoing Chairman Steve Munisteri, who is resigning to serve as an adviser for Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky).

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254 Republican County Chairs at Work as Munisteri Heads Out the Door

Republican Party of Texas (RPT) Chairman Steve Munisteri will leave the party with a complete slate of county party chairs as he leaves the party on Saturday. All 254 counties of the State of Texas have Republican Party chairs for the second time during Munisteri’s tenure. This was one of his top priorities when he took office in the summer of 2010.

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Texas GOP Chair to Join Rand Paul Campaign

Republican Party of Texas Chairman Steve Munisteri surprised his fellow state Republicans, not by his resignation, but by announcing that he was joining the staff of Kentucky Senator and presidential hopeful Rand Paul (R-KY). Munisteri’s resignation has long been expected as he has said he would not be finishing his term months ago.

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