Chris Carmona is running for Harris County Republican Party Chairman. Carmona achieved the new Texas GOP rule that county party chair candidates must receive the signatures of 10% of the counties precinct chairs to be placed on the ballot.
Carmona, a native of Port Arthur, Texas, announced his candidacy on last Friday. The filing deadline closed on last Monday, December 11. Carmona has run for public office previously in the Houston area.
In his first live and exclusive interview on RagingElephantsRadio.com, Carmona began by presenting a gentlemanly approach to his campaign launch and initial branding. However, by segment two, Carmona’s passion for victory for Harris GOP and his frustration over previous election cycle annihilations began to seep through his comments.
“Let’s talk about the money aspect. You can have all the cash but if you have the wrong message and the wrong brand you’re spending the money on, you’re going to get what we got in 2016. And, that’s zero victories countywide.
“I mean, if you spend $6 million dollars and get zero victories in 2016 does that mean you’re making the most efficient use out of that $6 million dollars? The answer is no.”
A unique critique of Harris GOP’s operation by Carmona is that they’ve abandoned the idea of heavy reliance on grassroots volunteerism. He charges that they are copying the Democrat model and attempting to establish payroll ground game activists. Texas Democrats have been known to place ads in Craigslist for paid ground game positions.
What does he think about State Rep. Sarah Davis and the effort to #RULE44 her?
When it comes to Harris County, does the prevailing wisdom that the party must accept RINO incumbents and candidates to continue to win agree with the thoughts of Carmona?
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