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SD-2 Candidate Bob Hall Domestic Abuse and Tax Lien Documents Released

In a recent article in the Dallas Morning News, author Terrence Stutz makes a number of shocking claims about Texas Senate District 2 run-off candidate Bob Hall. Bob Hall is running against incumbent Senator Bob Deuell, M.D. in the May 27th run-off election.

TexasGOPVote acquired the following documents that Terrence Stutz made reference to in the article to show validity to his statements.   Read more »

at Apr 2, 2014 12:12 PM
       

Business leaders form new coalition to pressure lawmakers on immigration

The following article originally appeared on The Quorum Report and was republished with permission.

Hoping to add a sense of urgency for Texas Republicans in Washington, business groups that represent thousands of employers across the state came together at the Capitol in Austin Monday to call for comprehensive immigration reform votes in the US House. The Senate, as you know, swiftly passed a bipartisan bill last year but it has stalled in the lower chamber where

at Apr 2, 2014 10:12 AM
       

Gordy Bunch on Port of Beaumont Importance & his Military and Business Experience – Texas Senate District 4 Race

This past Saturday I met up with Gordy Bunch at the Port of Beaumont, Texas. Mr. Bunch is running for Texas State Senate District 4. This will be a special election, which will be held on Saturday, May 10th due to the current State Senator, Tommy Williams, having stepped down. Texas State Senate District 4 goes from Montgomery County, Conroe and The Woodlands, all the way over to Jefferson County, Beaumont and Port Arthur.

Over the next few days, I will create the transcript of the questions I asked, and the answers from Gordy Bunch. That will take a little more time. For now, I wanted to go ahead and post the video highlights, the main topics addressed, and some of the pictures.   Read more »

at Apr 1, 2014 5:54 PM
       

April Fools? National Science Foundation funded $700,000 climate change musical

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded nearly $700,000 to The Civilians, Inc., a Brooklyn, NY theatre company, for a play that is described as “a thrilling and timely production” that is “a highly theatrical look into one of the most vital questions of our time: how can we change ourselves and our society in time to solve the enormous environmental challenges that confront us?”   Read more »

at Apr 1, 2014 3:45 PM
       

Conservative answers about small government and marriage

Libertarians within the Republican Party and Republicans who are called “moderate” because they aren’t social Conservatives claim that we will win over more voters and that it’s hypocritical of small-government Conservatives to use government to define or license marriage.

Radio talk show host and commentator Dennis Prager destroyed the claim that Republicans could win elections by dropping our social conservative platform planks

at Apr 1, 2014 1:22 PM
       

No, We Don't Need Government For That

Very often libertarians have to be speculative in describing how the voluntary sector might solve this or that problem. Today I talked to Prof. Ed Stringham, author of the forthcoming Private Governance (Oxford University Press), about historical examples of how private institutions have solved problems we often thoughtlessly assume must be dealt with by government. For instance, when U.S. law enforcement proved unable to deal with fraudulent activity on the Internet, PayPal devised its own solution that didn’t rely on government. We also discussed private police in San Francisco — an especially interesting story.   Read more »

at Apr 1, 2014 9:22 AM
       

Hotels, Restaurants, Retailers, Landowners, Citrus Growers Announce Multi-Industry Effort To Press Congress For Immigration Reform

The following is a press release:

Austin, TX — Several associations – spanning hotels, restaurants, landowners, citrus growers, and retailers – today announced their joint effort to press Congress to pass immigration reform this year. In addition to working from an association level, the organizations’ leadership indicated they will encourage their members to engage in urging Congress to fix our nation’s broken immigration system.

With so many Texas organizations and businesses passionate about immigration reform, Texas Restaurant Association CEO Richie Jackson said, “Now is the time for a unified effort.”   Read more »

at Mar 31, 2014 5:20 PM
       

Pete Sessions Statement on the Passing of Ray Hutchison

Today, I released the following statement on the passing of Ray Hutchison, former Texas state legislator and husband of U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison:

I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my fellow Texan, Ray Hutchison. Ray was instrumental in helping shape Dallas into the city that it is today with his efforts behind the development of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). As a state legislator and Texas Republican Party Chairman, Ray had a passion for our country and was dedicated

at Mar 31, 2014 5:09 PM
       

What is Senatorial District Seven going to do with all those Illegal aliens? What path will Republicans choose today, for the future of Texas tomorrow?

I have often spoken on this subject, and have discussed this issue with friend and foe alike, in both English as well as Spanish, and see this question as pivotal to the future of the Republican Party in Texas.

What motivates me to address this topic today is something that occurred at our recent Harris County SD convention.   Read more »

at Mar 31, 2014 3:53 PM
       

Brandon Creighton and Dan Branch: Key Lieutenants for Straus Leadership Team

In an article for the Capitol Inside, Mike Hailey discusses Texas Senate District 4 Special Election candidate Rep. Brandon Creighton's perceived upcoming endorsement of Senator Ken Paxton for Texas Attorney General. Brandon Creighton, as well as Ken Paxton's run-off opponent Rep. Dan Branch, are both represented by seasoned political consultant Ted Delisi, which could turn into quite the predicament for Delisi. However, as an establishment Republican and a key lieutenant on House Speaker Joe Straus' leadership team, there is speculation that Creighton is simply using this endorsement to make inroads with tea party activists.   Read more »

at Mar 31, 2014 12:38 PM
       

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