Happy New Year and Welcome to the 2014 Republican Primary in Texas
Happy New Year to all of you who read TexasGOPVote.com. Today launches the sprint to the March 4th Texas Republican Primary Election. With Battleground Texas and the Democrats from accross the nation seeking to paint Texas blue, we have a major battle ahead. Over the past several months we have pushed to bring you coverage of all of the major races going on across the state of Texas with news articles, candidate focused interviews and our TexasGOPVote blogger endorsements. All of this is to help create an informed voter and increase voter turnout in this, one of the most powerful elections in recent Texas history.
Major statewide elected offices are up for grabs this year and only two incumbents are seeking re-election. Those being U.S. Senator John Cornyn and Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst. Both of these elections are also contested with challengers. In addition, all members of the Texas Congressional Delegation are up for election as well as all members of the Texas House. Half of the Texas Senate seats are up for election and there will be some special elections for seats vacated by candidate who have either retired or are seeking other offices. Not to mention, of course, all of the members of the Texas judiciary that are also in this election cycle.
Following is information about candidates for the Republican Primary Election from the official Republican Party of Texas (RPT) website.
- United States Senator
- United States House of Representatives
- Lieutenant Governor
- Attorney General
- Comptroller of Public Accounts
- Land Commissioner
- Agriculture Commissioner
- Railroad Commissioner
- Texas Supreme Court
- Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
- State Senate
- State House of Representatives
- Board of Education
- Court of Appeals
- District Judges
Important dates regarding voting in the March 4th Primary can also be found on the RPT Elections Website. For more information about local races, please check with your county's GOP party website.
Most political analysts seem to agree that despite the efforts of Battleground Texas and the Democrat Party, Texas' statewide elected offices will most likely remain in Republican hands after the November General Election. RPT Chairman Steve Munisteri has done and will continue to do, an outstanding job of leading the campaign to Keep Texas Red. If you are an independent voter and you want to have a voice in the Texas government that will be sworn in in 2015, the Republican Primary is where you need to be voting.
This is a very important election for the furture direction of this state. I urge all of you to get involved and learn as much as you can about as many of these candidates as possible. This decisions made in the March 4th primary, could well effect Texas and Texans for the next decade.
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