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Reflections on the 2016 Presidential Election

Reflections on the 2016 Presidential Election

As I reflect on Tuesday’s election results, I am both proud and humbled. Proud of: The gracious and thoughtful words of both the President and the President-Elect the day after the election as they discussed the result and next steps in the transition. Susan Narvaiz, Gabriel Nila, Ceasar Ruiz, Maura Phelan, Joe Martinez, Pat McCord, and Deke Pierce – who…

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Moving Forward in Travis County

Moving Forward in Travis County

My Fellow Travis County Republicans, After prayerful consideration and much encouragement, I have decided to seek election to serve the remainder of the term of the Chairman of the Travis County Republican Party. I was honored to serve as your Chairman for two years. During those years we made great progress on several fronts. Between June 2014 and June 2016…

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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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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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