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Good Training on Political Organizing

I attended the “Unite to Win” training put on today in Travis county by the Texas Federation of Republican Women, the Texas Republican County Chairman’s Association, the Republican Party of Texas and the Abbott campaign. Among other things, the campaign shared the following: [pdf-embedder url=”http://jamesrdickey.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/OrganizationBuilding.pdf” title=”Organization Building”]

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My Comments on the RNC Convention Rules Committee Meeting

The RNC organized against any changes that would make the primaries in 2020 any more conservative and orchestrated the biggest shift of authority from the delegates to the RNC and its Chair in Republican Party history. I’m proud to be part of the Republican Party of Texas where our delegates have been able to move things toward more accountability and…

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Vote FOR Real Benefits, Not Against Progress

Vote FOR Real Benefits, Not Against Progress

Austin voters have a choice to make – FOR Proposition 1, which would be a vote FOR: More jobs More transportation options – particularly in minority areas Fewer drunk driving collisions and deaths Shorter wait times alone on dark streets Fewer attacks per driver Lower costs OR Against Proposition 1, which would mean a vote against all the above, plus: Higher…

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Why Did Gary Gates Lie?

Update It’s entirely possible Gary Gates: Didn’t lie – just made a baseless claim that was easily verifiable but didn’t bother to check before making a public statement, or Didn’t make the post – this may have been the misguided posting of a staffer, and not a post by Gary Gates at all. Either way it’s a shame that many…

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Will Zuckerberg’s Comments Hurt Trump?

Will Zuckerberg’s Comments Hurt Trump?

Mark Zuckerberg decided to weigh into politics during his keynote speech at the company’s F8 developer conference. There’s nothing wrong with earning wealth, as Zuckerberg has, and there’s nothing wrong with speaking your mind on political issues, as he also now has. Fortunately for us the United States is still a republic, and the people get to choose their representatives using…

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The Wisconsin Presidential Primary Matters

Hillary Clinton only needs to win 35% of the remaining delegates to cinch her party’s nomination. Donald Trump needs 50% of the remaining delegates to win the Republican nomination outright. With both Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz favored to win tomorrow’s Wisconsin primary, and the state set as winner take all by congressional district, Wisconsin might help make sure that…

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The Runoff is Coming!

Republican voters in Texas have at least three more choices to make in the 2016 Republican Primary Runoff Election. The last day to request a ballot by mail is May 13. Early voting will be held May 16-20. Election day will be Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Only 3.5% of registered voters participated in the 2014 Lieutenant Governor race Republican primary runoff. That…

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On the Uncorroborated Allegations Against Ted Cruz

On the Uncorroborated Allegations Against Ted Cruz

Some points of the interview that didn’t make the story: I personally know at least two of the women supposedly involved. Both already publicly denied the story uncategorially. I’ve seen Ted Cruz at dozens of campaign events large and small over the past 6 years. I’ve never seen any behavior that was anything close to what is alleged. The voters have already proven by…

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I am an Optimist

That’s why I was actually excited about moving to Austin to start the hard work of grassroots conservative activism here. It’s why I gladly took on the tough job of growing the Republican Party in Travis county as Chairman. It’s why I have faith that the hundreds of committed volunteers and staff in the Travis County Republican Party will continue…

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