A KEY WEAPON AGAINST BATTLEGROUND TEXAS
WHAT IS THE CRC
The Bylaws of the State Republican Executive Committee set forth the Candidate Resources Committee (CRC) as one of its Standing Committees. The Chairman appoints twelve (12) current SREC members and six (6) non-SREC members, subject to confirmation by the SREC.
WHAT WE DO
We administer the Party Campaign Fund in order to provide support to the Republican candidates within the fund’s limits. The CRC also provides candidate and grassroots educational and campaign tools.
OUR MISSION IS TO HELP LOWER BALLOT CANDIDATES
WHO WE FUND
The CRC supports Republican candidates in local-level races, including County Judge, County Commissioner, District Attorney, Sheriff, County Court at Law, County Attorney, Tax Assessor-Collector, Justice of the Peace, Constable, and other miscellaneous partisan local elections.
WE ARE THE INCUBATOR
Many of our top elected officials started out as lower ballot candidates and elected officials. Whether you are a Justice of the Peace, a Constable, a County Judge…. This is the training ground for future office.
WE FIGHT FOR BATTLEGROUND SEATS
We provide financial and other types of assistance to GOP challengers against democrat incumbents in winnable districts. This turns Texas REDDER.
WHERE WE GET THE MONEY
Most of our money comes from you, the grassroots.
The CRC Fund gets its biggest boost from donations at the Republican State Convention. In addition, each SREC member is responsible for raising or giving a minimum of $1000 to the fund each year. A list of the SREC members that raised $1,000 or more can be found under the KEY PIN page.
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO
Our primary donation targets are the small and medium population counties in Texas. A $1,000 donation will go a lot farther in say Cass County or Limestone County as opposed to Harris or Dallas counties. Candidates from larger metropolitan counties are funded on a limited basis in conjunction with the overall strategy set by the RPT.
HOW WE FUND CANDIDATES
Candidates applying for CRC funding submit a written application. Each applicant must get his/her county chair and/or one of his/her SREC members to send in a separate, confidential referral form. The candidates are then vetted by the CRC at its biannual distribution meeting. The candidates who received CRC support won at a 67% rate in 2014.