The quarterly meeting of the Harris County GOP was held Monday, November 13, 2017 at the party headquarters. The promoted and expected fireworks for the night was a #RULE44 resolution to officially censure State Rep. Sarah Davis (R-West University Place RER42). However, that morning, the precinct chair organizers of the effort within the HCRP decided to “abort” their plan.
Unexpectedly, the only newsworthy event of the evening was a resolution presented by Precinct Chair Kelly Horsley to condemn the plague of pay-to-play campaign slate mailers that control the party’s voting primary in the county. These campaign mailers, distributed by political action committees, are noted for taking money for the endorsements published within.
Since our inception in 2013, RagingElephantsRadio.com has been leading the journalistic push to inform Harris County and Texas voters about the practice seeing that the practice is spreading across the state.
After 20 years of success of the first “Big 3” slates, Gary Polland’s Conservative Review, Terry Lowry’s Link Letter, and Dr. Steven Hotze’s Conservative Republicans of Harris County (now of Texas), it’s turned into an arms war of slates in the county with a proliferation from every type of political group and wannabe political influencer flooding Harris GOP primary voters with check-marked sample ballots on full-color glossy card stock.
After Horsley moved the resolution on the floor for consideration by the County Executive Committee (CEC), the debated on the issue was robust and worthy of watching to see how the CEC came to consensus and finally achieved passage and condemnation.
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