Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Whatever their other flaws, Texas GOP does a good job recruiting candidates

"When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice;
But when a wicked man rules, the people groan."
Proverbs 29:2

RPT press release floating around social media:
December wrapped up candidate filing for the Republican primary. Last month we confirmed that there is a Republican candidate challenging every Democrat in all 36 Congressional districts and all targeted State Representative races. The number of women running for office in Texas also doubled compared to the 2018 Primary.

A crucial part of achieving these outstanding results was the Candidate Recruiting Task Force which was led by Hamilton County GOP Chair Cat Parks. The program was a huge success for recruiting candidates and accomplishing one of the Republican Party of Texas’ top campaign priorities – challenging every Democrat incumbent in Congress and targeted State House races.
Good.   We noticed the same thing with the local party last month. It appears similar results were had statewide.

Obviously, this website has been very critical of the GOP in recent months.  While most of that is directed at the elected officials, the party itself hasn't always covered itself in glory.  So, good deal.

Unfortunately, it's a shame those candidates won't have a stronger record on which to run.  Because, for the most part, those candidates are going to be selling hypotheticals if they win compared to if the Democrats win.  When you've been running the place for 25 years, you ought to be able to do better than hypotheticals.  That being said, hypotheticals are still better than nothing.

Bottom Line:  It's a start, which means it's better than the alternative.

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