Today the Republican Party of Texas extends our condolences to the family of former Llano County Republican Chairman Bill Simmons upon the news of his passing on Saturday November 24, 2012.
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Chairman Munisteri issued the following statement on the news of the tragedy in Midland on Thursday afternoon where four veterans were killed and 16 other people injured.
Chairman Steve Munisteri recaps the 2012 General Election results and the efforts of Texas Victory 2012 and the Republican Party of Texas in these successes.
This afternoon, RPT Chairman Steve Munisteri issued the following statement congratulating U.S. Senator John Cornyn and Senator-Elect Ted Cruz.
Chairman Munisteri recaps a busy month of October and the work of the State Party to put our targeted races and candidates in a position to win on November 6th.
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Texas Federation for Republican Outreach Chairman, Bill Calhoun, today announced the launch of a campaign to encourage black voters in Texas to "Vote Republican."
Facebook and Twitter are alive with conversation and photos of long lines of people who have come out to participate on the first day of this two-week period. Its clear that Texans are making their voices heard and waking up Washington by voting Straight Party Republican!
While it comes as no surprise that a Democrat supports raising taxes on Texas families, it is more unusual to see a race where the Libertarian candidate agrees with the liberal Democrat and actually argues for a raise on the gasoline tax.
We would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family of High School Republicans of Texas State Chairman Connor Pfeiffer upon the news of the passing of his mother - Cheryl Pfeiffer.
Texas Victory 2012 is fully funded, fully operational and active statewide. This recap contains a full update on the political operations and volunteer power that is helping to drive this year's efforts.
The Republican Party of Texas today launched a new web site to examine the true record of the Democratic nominee for State House District 45 John Adams.
Join RPT & Special Guest Senator John Cornyn for a Statewide Teleconference on Tuesday Night Before the Debate
Join us for a live teleconference with Special Guest U.S. Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday, October 16th at 7:00pm before the Presidential Debate!
RPT staff has prepared a day-by-day recap of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. Special thanks to all of our sponsors, delegates and guests who helped make this a truly memorable experience!
Chairman Munisteri recaps the RPT's focus on General Election activities during the month of September, trips and club visits across the State, and a full recap of the 3rd Quarter SREC meeting on Sept. 21-22
Today, the Republican Party of Texas mourns the loss of a true Texas patriot upon the news that former State Party Chairman Frederick R. "Fred" Meyer passed away this morning in Dallas at the age of 84. Meyer served as State Party Chairman for three terms from 1988-1994.
Chairman Munisteri recaps a busy month of August, including trips through Pearland, Brownwood and Kendall County, a brief recap on RNC meetings, Senator Marco Rubio and more!
The Republican Party of Texas wishes to extend its sincerest thanks to our Chairman's Circle member Dick Saulsbury, who recently agreed to match dollar for dollar, all contributions to our latest fundraiser up to $15,000.
Texas Republicans pause to memorialize this day of tragedy, and to remember those who have bravely sacrificed and given their lives to protect and defend America in its wake.
The Republican Party of Texas Chairman, Steve Munisteri, announced yesterday that George P. Bush has agreed to be the Deputy Finance Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas.
Chairman Munisteri: "Now that a couple of days have gone by since this spirited election and the dust has begun to settle - I wish to issue a call for unity among Texas Republicans."
RPT Chairman Steve Munisteri gives a brief update on the results of the State Convention and other news and highlights from the months of June and July.
RPT Chairman Steve Munisteri congratulates former Solicitor General Ted Cruz on his stunning and monumental win in the Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate.
Early voting begins today, July 23rd through July 27th! Please help the Republican Party of Texas and your Republican nominees by getting out there and voting! Early voting is a convenient and important component of this runoff election and with so much at stake - it is vital that our Republican voters across the state turn out in strong numbers for this important election.
The RPT is pleased to announce Beth Cubriel as the new RPT Executive Director, Chris Elam as the new Deputy Executive Director and Cassie Daniel as the new Organization Director.
At this past weekend's Republican State Convention, Texas Republican delegates selected a Presidential Elector among each of the 36 Congressional districts in the state, and two more were approved at-large by the National Nominations Committee. Read more for a full list and description of their responsibilities.
With 307 total delegates and alternates, the Texas delegation to the Republican National Convention is the second largest delegation in the country. Read more for a full list of attendees.
The State Republican Executive Committee met on Saturday morning, and canvassed the results of the 2012 Republican Primary Election. The canvass is posted here in PDF format.
At the 2012 State Convention in Fort Worth on Friday, the more than 6,000 delegates on hand voted to re-elect Steve Munisteri of Houston as Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas, and Melinda Fredricks of Conroe as Vice-Chairman.
Chairman Munisteri recaps the busy month of May 2012, with one eye towards the recently concluded primary election and another towards the upcoming State Convention in Fort Worth.
The Republican Party of Texas is pleased to announce that we have confirmed United States Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin as one of our featured speakers at the 2012 Texas GOP Convention Gala Banquet.
U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX 14) has been confirmed as one of our featured speakers at the 2012 Texas GOP Convention. Dr. Paul will be leading a breakout session for convention attendees entitled "Uniting Republicans and Balancing the Federal Budget".
Help is needed from adult volunteers in three categories: Registration, Sergeant-at-Arms, and Ambassadors. If you are interested in serving in one of these areas, please sign up now!
Our Party has faced multiple unique challenges over the last six months: redistricting lawsuits, three different primary dates, a new process to select delegates and alternates, reduced timelines, etc. But collectively, our Party has come together to meet each and every one of these challenges.
Our report to you is that the Party’s finances continue to be strong while carrying no debt. All of the Party’s bills continue to be paid on time and the Party continues to be in good standing with the TEC and FEC.
The Republican Party of Texas is pleased to announce that we have confirmed Republican Congressman Paul Ryan as one of our featured speakers at the 2012 Texas GOP Convention on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at the Fort Worth Convention Center.
“Big liberal agendas do not reflect the values of Coke County citizens, and I’m proud to join the Republican Party and what it stands for,” said Coke County Judge Roy Blair.
The RPT has confirmed former Republican Presidential candidate, Senator Rick Santorum as one of our featured speakers at the 2012 Texas GOP Convention Gala Banquet on Friday, June 8, 2012 at the Fort Worth Convention Center.
The State Party will launch the State Convention website on Tuesday, April 24. Starting tomorrow - you will be able to fully register for the convention and obtain hotel information and registration information.
Chairman Munisteri recaps the hectic month of March, focusing on preparations for the county & district conventions, travels throughout Texas, and the financial status of the RPT.
The State Republican Executive Committee (SREC) first quarterly meeting was held in Austin on March 31, 2012 at the RPT headquarters and preceded by SREC committee meetings which were held on Friday, March 30th.
Starting this Saturday, April 14th and continuing on Saturday, April 21st - Texas Republicans will begin assembling in various counties across the state to conduct County & District Republican Conventions.
Chairman Steve Munisteri announced today that the RPT has secured a commitment of a major television network to televise a Republican Presidential Debate in Texas this May, and has also secured the commitments of Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum to attend the debate.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott wraps up the latest on the ObamaCare challenge which was concluded today at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
Attorney General Abbott gives us a Tuesday afternoon update with the latest on the ObamaCare challenge currently being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has recorded a special audio update for Texas Republicans with the latest on the ObamaCare challenge currently being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
Two years ago today, President Obama signed his massive government takeover of health care into law. You would think that the Texas liberal elite would be holding a massive celebration to herald the milestone. But they aren't.
The U.S. Department of Justice has confirmed federal pre-clearance of the temporary and emergency changes to the RPT Rules as adopted on Feb. 29 at the emergency meeting of the SREC.
For being such a short month, February was certainly a busy one. Chairman Steve Munisteri runs through a rapid-paced recap of his activities and RPT happenings during the month of February in this month's edition of the Chairman's Update.
This afternoon, the San Antonio three-judge federal panel issued an order setting a May 29th Primary Election and a related administrative calendar for the election. Of particular importance - the order sets a re-opened filing period for the primary ballot, which will commence on Friday morning, March 2nd at 9:00am and runs through Friday, March 9th at 6:00pm.
The purpose of the meeting was to consider adopting new rules in accordance with the Court's directive to propose a new way to pick delegates to the State Convention so as to allow for a May 29th or June 26th statewide primary date. The proposed rules, as amended, were passed unanimously.
On Tuesday afternoon, the San Antonio federal panel posted new maps for the State House, State Senate and U.S. Congress for the 2012 elections. RPT staff has performed an analysis on the new district lines and are providing the findings via this update.
The three judge panel in San Antonio has posted new state house, state senate and Congressional maps to be used for the 2012 elections.
As part of Chairman Munisteri's commitment to be totally transparent, the Republican Party of Texas is publishing a final copy of the proposed rules changes in advance of Wednesday's emergency meeting of the SREC.
RPT would like to extend our wishes for a speedy recovery to SREC committeewoman Jean McIver, who suffered a traumatic accident this weekend.
RPT has issued a comprehensive recap on how the convention process is being altered for this year's unusual environment. RPT has held multiple statewide conference calls with SREC members and County Chairmen to help arrive at consensus on the best path forward. Details inside.
If the Court issues maps on or before March 3rd, then the May 29th primary date can be accomplished - assuming a re-opened filing period can be accomplished within a few days. If the Court issues new maps after March 3rd, then the next and final available primary date would be June 26th.
In his statement, Abbott said, "Obamacare's latest mandate tramples the First Amendment's Freedom of Religion and compels people of faith to act contrary to their convictions."
Condolences go out to former RPT Treasurer and current RPT Redistricting Committee member Paul Bettencourt, whose mother Dorothy passed away this week due to complications from Alzheimer's disease.
This afternoon, the San Antonio three-judge panel indicated that the April unified primary election will be postponed and that it was probable (but not a certainty) that the new primary date will be May 29th.
Chairman Munisteri has written a full report on Tuesday's hearing in front of the San Antonio three-judge federal panel. It was a full day of action and there is much to update you about before the conclusion of the hearing on Wednesday.
From the Friday afternoon order... "Contrary to any misconceptions, neither the State's recent compromise proposal nor any of the parties' proposals have been rejected at this juncture. It is the Court's desire to have redistricting plans in place for an April primary..."
Wednesday action in front of the San Antonio three-judge panel overseeing redistricting, included a quick trial on the State Senate lawsuit filed by Democratic Senator Wendy Davis. The other news of the day was a new date for next week's important status hearing - now on Tuesday, Feb. 14th.
Chairman Munisteri takes time in this update to provide his personal opinion on what is possible and what isn't possible, in the ongoing redistricting trial along with further updates on GOP activities around the state, financial updates and more!
It appears as though today's developments make it unlikely that there will be an April 3rd Primary. However, it is increasingly likely that there will be a single unified primary in mid-April. More details inside.
Two significant communications from different courts over the last 24 hours have given some indication to the direction and schedules that the San Antonio three-judge panel will take.
All of the rapid change has caused much news and speculation to fly around the internet and into email inboxes. Some reports are not accurate, and the RPT has issued a comprehensive summary update to keep GOP activists and interested parties fully informed on the facts and where we currently stand in this ongoing process.
A full report from the hearing Friday afternoon in San Antonio, attended by Chairman Steve Munisteri and attorneys for the Republican Party of Texas.
This update contains news from the ongoing litigation in front of the three-judge panel in San Antonio, Chairman Munisteri offers his interpretation of the events, and RPT issues an advisory for candidates, party leaders and Republican voters in Texas.
The San Antonio federal panel has issued an order for a status conference on February 1st. RPT is concerned that delaying a status conference until this date will place the April 3rd unified Primary Election in jeopardy.
Today, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion which vacated the orders implementing Texas redistricting maps prepared by the Western District of Texas three-judge panel.
We extend our sincere condolences to SREC SD5 Committeewoman Jean Killgore, upon the passing of her husband W. Leonard Killgore, Jr. this week.
This morning, the Republican Party of Texas filed an advisory with the United States Supreme Court informing them of the adverse consequences of moving a unified 2012 Texas Primary Election beyond early to mid April.
The Republican Party of Texas wishes to extend our appreciation and thanks to State Representatives Byron Cook, Kelly Hancock and Jim Keffer, for graciously hosting a recent fundraiser in Austin on behalf of the RPT.
RPT Treasurer Tom Mechler has issued an update on the party’s finances for the last quarter. He reports that the Party’s finances continue to be strong while carrying no debt. RPT is in good standing with TEC and FEC.
The Republican Party of Texas is very excited to announce that for only the second time in the last decade, every county in Texas has a current Republican County Chairman and will hold a Republican Primary election in 2012.
On the road again - Chairman Munisteri details 2,500 miles worth of traveling around Texas and what is happening with grassroots Republicans and clubs from around the state. Important updates on fundraising, 2012 and more!
This afternoon, the San Antonio federal panel signed a court order which sets April 3, 2012 as the unified primary date, as well as providing adjusted dates, deadlines and requirements in respect to its administration.
In the signed court order, the new filing period for all candidates from precinct chair to U.S. President has been extended to 6:00pm on Monday, December 19th. More information in the article...
An extensive recap on the day's events from San Antonio, with full details regarding news on candidate filing. We expect an order from the panel tomorrow that extends candidate filing through Monday, 12/19 for all races on the ballot.
The Supreme Court's action in staying the recently drawn maps issued by the three-judge federal district court panel in San Antonio, is a clear indication that the concerns we raised last week concerning the panel's actions, have merit.
SREC Meeting Sponsor : State Comptroller Susan Combs
Co-Sponsors : Christi Craddick & Dr. Robin Armstrong
State Chairman Munisteri proposes a battle plan to protect the rights of Texas citizens to have their elected officials represent their interests in legislative redistricting, rather than an unelected judicial panel.
The Republican Party of Texas is happy to announce that it has reached the milestone of a one year anniversary of being completely debt-free.
Republican Party of Texas State Chairman Steve Munisteri recently thanked Senator Carona for his generous support, saying "It is my pleasure to recognize Senator Carona for his role in supporting the work of the RPT and helping us stay established on sound financial footing with his generous contribution.
RPT Chairman Steve Munisteri said, "I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Harvey Skinner. It has been a personal privilege to meet and work with him over the past two years. He will be missed by many."
Despite his busy schedule in Washington, and his duties as Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee - Senator Cornyn has taken a strong role to help the RPT achieve success and been very gracious with his time and support.
The Republican Party of Texas would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family of past RPT Chairwoman Cathie Adams upon the news of the passing of her mother - Helen Louise Mingee.
This SREC committee has allocated funding from the proceeds of the recent Volunteer of the Year Gala, for the purpose of hiring a staff member to help recruit GOP county chairs.
Chairman Munisteri's Statement In Response to Proposed Interim Maps for State House and State Senate
On Friday, Republican Party of Texas Chairman Steve Munisteri released the following statement in response to the proposed interim maps handed down by a federal panel in San Antonio for the 2012 Elections in the Texas House of Representatives and Texas Senate.
Freedom is never free... our freedoms and our liberties exist because of the service and sacrifice of our veterans and their families. Today, we salute our nation's veterans, and we thank them.
Over 6,500 Republican Party of Texas supporters and contributors joined on last night's teleconference with Chairman Steve Munisteri. Read the full recap!
As a result of a court order from a federal panel of judges in San Antonio, the new filing period for the March 2012 Primary Elections is November 28 to December 15. These changes apply to all races on the March Primary Ballot.
The RPT Volunteerism Committee, as part of our ongoing desire to be involved in community service, is sponsoring a build day for Trinity Habitat for Humanity in Tarrant County on November 30, 2011.
RNC Chair Reince Priebus - "I'm pleased to join with Chairman Munisteri and other dedicated Grassroots Club members to invest in the future of the Republican Party of Texas."
Chairman Steve Munisteri gives a full recap on RPT activities and his travels around Texas during the month of October - Denton, Weatherford, Cameron County, Houston, Garland, Bosque County and more!
RPT Treasurer Tom Mechler provides his report on the finances of the Republican Party of Texas during the third quarter of 2011.
National Committeewoman Borah Van Dormolen provides a recap on the excitement of the recent Presidential Debate in Las Vegas, as well as an update on the Western Republican Leadership Conference led by the RNC.
We salute and honor these 31 individuals for their tireless contributions to the Republican Party of Texas!
Chairman Steve Munisteri recaps a busy month of September for the Republican Party of Texas, and shares updates and photos from many of our Republican grassroots clubs and auxiliary organizations around the state.
Information regarding changes to the allocation of delegates to the Republican National Convention, an update on SREC discussions on proposed Legislative Reports, Resolutions, featured guests and more.
With over 75 applicants for 25 seats, demand again far outpaced the number of students that we were able to accommodate in this intensive, 3-day training event.
On the news of the passing of Michael Edmondson, son of Denton County GOP Chairwoman and RNC for Life Director Dianne Edmondson.
We have already began the search for a new statewide Victory chair, and it is my hope to be able to announce within a couple of weeks who that new Victory chair will be once a few final details are worked out.
September 24, 2011 in Austin, Texas. This school is the perfect opportunity for new candidates to get valuable training to get their campaigns off to a strong start as we move into election season.
As your Party Treasurer, I am pleased to report the Party’s finances are strong and under the Chairman’s leadership, the Party continues to carry no debt.
Today, State Representative Jim Keffer (R?Eastland) launched a petition website calling on Congress to follow Texas' lead by passing a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced federal budget.
As the recipient of the Steel Magnolia Award, Borah joins the ranks of Toni Jennings, former Lieutenant Governor of Florida and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.
In response to rules changes made by the Republican National Committee affecting delegate selection, the RPT Leadership has worked together to draft a proposed rule change to be presented for a vote at the next quarterly SREC meeting.
On behalf of the Republican Party of Texas, we would like to thank all 100 of our attendees to the Campaign Leadership School for their participation in the two-day event.
The Republican Party of Texas is excited to announce the return of our Campaign Management School, September 12-14 in Austin, TX.
Yes, that’s right. Liberal Democrat groups have filed yet another frivolous lawsuit against the Republican Party of Texas.
Texas Republicans Continue To Step Up To Assist the RPT
Tom Green County GOP welcomes Governor Rick Perry to San Angelo as part of a thank you event for Tom Green GOP volunteers who logged more volunteer hours per capita than any other county party across Texas.
Our workshop focused on getting ready for Victory 2012 and how to prepare the grassroots volunteers for the onslaught of Obama media and activists from the left invading our state in the next year.
In the month of July, the priority was to address the potential problem the Republican Party of Texas has relative to the selection of national convention delegates
As part of a commitment by the RPT to provide training as needed to all of our volunteers, staff and candidates, this day and a half long training program is the perfect opportunity for the campaign volunteer who is looking forward to a leadership role within a campaign organization or county executive committee.
In 1979, Governor Bill Clements appointed Justice Garwood as the first Republican Texas Supreme Court Justice since Reconstruction. After, he was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and served for 30 years.
On behalf of the staff and Chairman Munisteri, we wish to thank SHSU student Courtney Rothe for her work and dedication during her recent internship here at the RPT headquarters in Austin.
Republicans and Conservative Activists met Saturday, July 9th at Hill College in Hillsboro to participate in the SREC-22 Summer Seminar.
The Republican Party of Texas would like to extend our sincere thanks to State Representative Dan Branch (R-Dallas), for his generous donation of $10,000 to the RPT!
Recapping the Special Session, setting the record straight on education funding, Congressional redistricting, committee updates and more
In response to the overwhelming interest, RPT is already planning a second Campaign Manager School for later in the year. We also identified a demand for, and are working to develop an intensive Grassroots School and Candidate Training School in Austin.
At the recent June quarterly meeting in Austin, the State Republican Executive Committee (SREC) inducted the Hispanic inclusion organization, GOPisForMe, into the State Party as an official Auxiliary.
Gov. Rick Perry congratulated the Sabine County officials saying “I want to welcome these fine public officials from Sabine County to the Republican Party and look forward to working with them to continue making Texas even stronger.”
Both the staff and I have now turned our attention to the special session, and with your help we will finish passing our legislative priorities and make the Democrats rue the day that their obstructionist tactics resulted in a special session.
We thank all of the Texas Republicans who participated in the survey for the detailed feedback and suggestions we received.
Former Texas Governor William P. "Bill" Clements forever changed the political landscape of the Lone Star State, and the current success of the modern Republican Party of Texas can be attributed in large part to his election as Governor.
The results have revealed that more Republican activists chose the Dallas/Fort Worth area as their preferred location.
Anyone who wants to start a career in politics should not miss an opportunity to learn from these tested political experts. And, as many of them have attended Campaign Management School in the past, you might be among this list in the future.
The Republican Party of Texas is seeking your input on a 2011 Presidential Straw Poll in Texas, as we prepare to make a final decision on hosting a fun and exciting statewide event this fall.
This year’s school will be held in Austin from June 13-15 at the Radisson Hotel on Town Lake. Seating is limited to no more than 25 qualified and serious applicants and you must apply by June 1st!
The listing of the sand dune lizard under the federal Endangered Species Act could devastate oil and gas production in the Permian Basin for at least two years.
Said Chairman Munisteri, "The generosity of our Republican elected officials over the past few months has been overwhelming."
Said Chairman Munisteri, "Bill was one of the most impressive men I have ever encountered. He had a long history of accomplishment as an executive and successful businessman."
At the most recent SREC meeting over the weekend of March 25-26, some outstanding students from across Texas banded together to begin what will be the foundation for the next generation of Texas conservatives.
Chairman Munisteri announced that the event was the most financially successful fundraiser of this type in many years for the RPT. To date, the event has raised $197,400.
RPT Launches New Radio Advertising to Counter Scare Tactics Ad from Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee
"The Republican Party of Texas will stand ready to counter Democratic misinformation on our legislators' behalf whenever it appears."
On Saturday, February 19th, the Republican Party of Texas hosted a fundraising reception with newly-elected Kentucky Senator Rand Paul in Dallas.
Slated to appear... Governor Rick Perry, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, Speaker Joe Straus, Comptroller Susan Combs, Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, Railroad Commissioners Elizabeth Ames Jones and Michael Williams
First elected as our National Committeeman in 2004, Bill brings a stellar reputation and set of legal credentials to our National Committee and we are very excited at this news.
For all those who have been involved in Harris County politics over the years Chairwoman Palm is truly a legend. She worked tirelessly for years to build up the Harris County party at a time when Democrats were solidly in control.
This donation will help the RPT to continue the growth of our conservative message in East Texas, and we look forward to gaining even more Republican victories here in 2012.
TRRCC has initiated a project to continue the momentum of our party’s recent electoral success, and has committed to raise additional funding for the Republican Party of Texas!
Offensive, blanket stereotypes against Hispanic legislators is the sort of acrimonious partisanship that voters soundly rejected last November.
Wright, along with former RPT State Chairman Ray Barnhart, former RNC Committeeman Ernie Angelo, former State Senator Betty Andujar, and banker Jimmy Lyons, composed the core of the state leadership team which was responsible for Reagan winning the 1976 Texas primary.
In what is believed to be one of the largest number of officeholders to change party affiliation in Texas, Lamar County GOP Chairman John Kruntorad and State Representative Erwin Cain announced today that 9 local elected Democrats have joined the Republican Party.
"I would like to express our deepest appreciation and thanks to Senator Hutchison for her past decades of service to the Republican Party, and for her long and successful career in public office, especially her years in the United States Senate."
Chairman Munisteri: "I am particularly gratified that our support from these Republicans has been continuous and not sporadic. This allows us to continue to fund vital RPT programs and to prepare for the upcoming legislative session."
Today, all Americans should be unified in their prayers for the victims and their families, and unified in condemning this terrible tragedy in our country.
The RPT received some year-end Christmas presents, as several legislators who are members of the "DebtBusters" committee made significant contributions to the party.
Before a standing room only crowd, RPT Chairman Steve Munisteri today led off a press conference announcing that State Rep. Allan Ritter and State. Rep. Aaron Peña were switching to the Republican Party.
As we saw in this past election, Republicans can win in our growing minority communities by hard work, communication and standing firm on our conservative values.
It has been a dramatic turnaround in the Party's financial health - going from a literally bankrupt organization, to one that is financially solvent.
Attorney General Abbott has stepped up to the plate in a big way for the RPT by donating $5000 to cover the costs of holding this two-day event.
Dewhurst wisely suggested that the $100,000 of funds that he had raised be put aside into a "Rainy Day" fund, to only be used in emergency to prevent the party from ever going in debt in the future.
With a goal of raising and distributing $124,000 to Republican candidates, Steve and the other members of the CRC worked many long hours raising funds, reviewing funding applications, and making presentations across Texas.
Recently named a Distinguished Military Retiree by the Fort Hood Retiree Council! Her selection for this prestigious honor was made by the Retiree Council serving the 250,000 retirees from over 175 counties in Texas.
We wish to extend special thanks and credit to three Republican members of the upper chamber in the State Senate who have stepped up to help the RPT in our efforts to strengthen our Republican majority in Texas.
It did not take long for Pat to make good on his pledge, and with months to spare, he not only met the $25,000 mark, but exceeded it with a total of $28,625 raised for the State Party!
We express our sincerest condolences to the family and staff of State Representative Edmund Kuempel, upon the news of his passing this morning. His presence and leadership will be sorely missed, and we mourn the loss of a true Texas patriot.
Today, Republican Party of Texas State Chairman Steve Munisteri was delighted to receive a donation of $1000 to the RPT from Kathy Jones, President of the Star Republican Women's Club in Llano County, TX
Governor Rick Perry, laid out a strong case for why he should be re-elected at a Republican Party of Texas breakfast Thursday morning at the City Club in Fort Worth.
Today, we would like to ask you to be part of the launch of this program. Join with us and sign up for the new “Grassroots Club" for only $8.25 a month.
Republican Party of Texas Chairman Steve Munisteri received an unexpected surprise in his mailbox today - a contribution of $50,000 for the RPT from Texas House Speaker Joe Straus.
Chairman Steve Munisteri has assigned RPT Youth Outreach Coordinator Austen Bailey, to the task of creating and compiling a monthly conservative newspaper written by college students across Texas.
On behalf of the committee, Rep. Jim Keffer announced that merely one week into their existence, the "Debt Busters" have raised over $200,000 in contributions and pledges from 57 Republican members of the Texas House of Representatives.
One of the first calls Republican Party of Texas (RPT) Chairman Steve Munisteri received after he was elected was from Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, who offered to assist the RPT in preparing for the November elections.
Chairman Munisteri stated, "This support is truly exciting. The response of the Party's grassroots, our elected officials, SREC members and major contributors has been invigorating to both me and the RPT."