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2017: The Sesquicentennial of the Republican Party of Texas

By: Wayne Thorburn, Party Historian             This year, Texas Republicans commemorate the 150th anniversary of the founding of their party, an event which took place at the Harris County Court House on July 4, 1867.  The following describes some of the events leading up to this historic meeting and the immediate results from it. While

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Chairman Tom Mechler Statement on President Trump’s Supreme Court Nomination

Austin- “Tonight, President Trump fulfilled one of his biggest campaign promises to the American people by selecting Neil Gorsuch, a mainstream conservative, to serve on the United States Supreme Court. I am confident Neil Gorsuch will faithfully uphold the Constitution, protect our individual rights, and preserve the idea of limited government. With the leadership of

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Chairman Tom Mechler Statement on TXDEM Dawnna Dukes Refusing to Resign

“I’m calling for the immediate resignation of shady Texas Democrat, Dawnna Dukes. Only an incredibly corrupt politician would mimic the timeline of events that have occurred with respect to Representative Dukes, and Texans deserve to know why she wasted taxpayer money and used state employees for personal matters. Should Representative Dukes believe that she’s above

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Chairman Mechler Statement on the Electoral College

“Any discord being sowed on this issue is absolutely a ploy by the Democratic Party and their liberal allies. Our electors signed an oath to support the nominee when it was obvious that Mr. Trump would be our nominee. We expect that our electors will honor their pledge. To cast a ballot against the will

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Chairman Mechler Statement on the Democrats Posing a Direct Threat to Democracy and Compromising National Security

“It is ridiculous that John Podesta, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, and the Democrats are once again attempting to compromise our national security by pushing for presidential electors to receive an intelligence briefing, which requires a high level security clearance. We already knew that Hillary Clinton struggles with protecting classified material, but to openly suggest that

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Chairman Mechler Statement on Texans Receiving Cabinet Positions

Austin- “President-elect Trump has made some excellent additions to his cabinet by nominating Rex Tillerson as his Secretary of State and former Governor Rick Perry as his Energy Secretary. These selections will shake-up Washington and change the status quo, which is exactly why the American people elected Donald Trump to serve as our next President.

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