Tom Mechler

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.

The Texas delegation cheers as Republican presidential candidate George W Bush excepts the nomination at the Republican National Convention..

Republicans Pick Up Another Seat in Texas House Special Election

Texas Republicans will finish out this legislative term with a 99-51 majority after a victory by John Lujan in the special election to fill the unexpired term for HD118. Lujan defeated Thomas Uresti, the brother of State Senator Carlos Uresti, by a 52-48 percent margin.

John Lujan State Rep

Texas Secession Ballot Effort Soundly Defeated

A resolution that would have put Texas secession on the ballot for Republican primary voters has failed. Although the measure cleared its first hurdle by passing the 12-member Republican Party of Texas’ Resolution Committee, it failed soundly when submitted to the entire body of the State Republican Executive Committee (SREC).


Texas Secession Effort Surfaces Again

HOUSTON, Texas – A Texas state Republican Party member is presenting a resolution to Republican Party of Texas officials that could put state secession to a vote by primary voters.


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.

Carlos McKnight

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.

84th Legislative Hall of Shame

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.

Tom Mechler

Texas GOP Chairman ‘Very Supportive’ of Bill Reforming Public-Sector Unions

AUSTIN, Texas — Republican Party of Texas (RPT) Chairman Tom Mechler spoke to Breitbart Texas to express his support for SB 1968, a bill filed by Senator Joan Huffman (R-Houston) that would end the practice of automatic payroll deductions for labor union dues for the majority of public-sector unions. Mechler was elected the new RPT Chairman in an election earlier this month.

Tom Mechler

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.

Oliver North at CPAC

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.

Tom Mechler

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.

Steve Munisteri 2012 RPT Convention

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.

Steve Munisteri