Austin, TX — Today, as the Texas Republican Convention continues with its technical mishaps and Republican infighting, Texas Democrats are announcing the endorsement of James Dickey for re-election as the Republican Party of Texas chair.
Under Dickey’s leadership, the Republican Party of Texas is in complete turmoil — fighting amongst themselves on who to blame for their failed response to the coronavirus pandemic, battling until the bitter end to hold an in-person convention in the biggest coronavirus hotspot in the country, and dealing with ethics and transparency issues that continue to dog the party.
Since Dickey’s election in 2017, Texas Democrats have gained 2 seats in the United States House of Representatives, 2 seats in the State Senate, 12 seats in the State House, and dozens of local seats across the state. This year, Texas will turn blue and Dickey’s leadership is a contributing factor.
If Texas Republicans are ever able to figure out their technical glitches ruining their convention, Texas Democrats have just one thing to say: James Dickey for Republican Party of Texas Chair.
Texas Democratic Party Communications Director Abhi Rahman issued the following statement:
“Texas Democrats everywhere proudly endorse James Dickey for re-election as Republican Party of Texas chair. Under Dickey, Republicans lost two congressional districts, the most Texas House seats in generations, and dozens of races across Texas, including in Harris, Fort Bend, and Nueces counties. With that record of leadership, we hope he stays as chair of the Republican Party through November and beyond.
“As the Republican Party falters, Texas moves forward.”