Author Topic: North Texas Conservatives Organize to Defeat Dade Phelan  (Read 2039 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Elderberry

  • TBR Contributor
  • *****
  • Posts: 24,399
North Texas Conservatives Organize to Defeat Dade Phelan
« on: February 18, 2024, 02:16:40 am »
Texas Scorecard by  Erin Anderson February 16, 2024

Activists are heading to East Texas to help Speaker Phelan’s GOP primary challenger David Covey.



A busload of North Texas conservative activists is heading to the state House district of Speaker Dade Phelan this weekend to campaign for his Republican primary rival David Covey.

The activists are among Republicans from across the state who are working to defeat Phelan in House District 21—which covers Orange, Jasper, and Jefferson counties—to ensure he cannot serve a third term as speaker of the Texas House.

Grassroots Republicans are disgusted with Phelan’s legislative leadership for everything from empowering Democrats with House committee chair positions to overseeing the impeachment of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

Last weekend, members of the Republican Party of Texas’ governing body censured Phelan, following earlier censures by the Orange and Jasper County GOP executive committees.

A state party censure strips RPT financial support from Phelan’s campaign and opens the door to the party campaigning against him.

More: https://texasscorecard.com/local/north-texas-conservatives-organize-to-defeat-dade-phelan/


Offline Bigun

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 51,524
  • Gender: Male
  • Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God
    • The FairTax Plan
Re: North Texas Conservatives Organize to Defeat Dade Phelan
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2024, 03:43:29 pm »
State Agency Paid Millions in Real Estate Lease to Speaker Phelan’s Company

Phelan charged taxpayers three times what other tenants were paying.

Quote
Tony McDonald, an attorney familiar with state ethics laws, told Texas Scorecard. “Phelan’s control over the budget for HHSC, while he is charging them millions in rent, appears to present a serious conflict of interest.”
"I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.

"So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Online Hoodat

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 36,379
Re: North Texas Conservatives Organize to Defeat Dade Phelan
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2024, 03:50:51 pm »
Grassroots Republicans are disgusted with Phelan’s legislative leadership for everything from empowering Democrats with House committee chair positions to overseeing the impeachment of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

Last weekend, members of the Republican Party of Texas’ governing body censured Phelan, following earlier censures by the Orange and Jasper County GOP executive committees.

A state party censure strips RPT financial support from Phelan’s campaign and opens the door to the party campaigning against him.

There is nothing the GOP Establishment hates more than grassroots Republicans.  Looks like they did it right, putting pressure on the RPT first to block them from backing Phelan.  Too bad the RNC is broke, else they would be figuring out a way to bail out the Texas Speaker.
If a political party does not have its foundation in the determination to advance a cause that is right and that is moral, then it is not a political party; it is merely a conspiracy to seize power.

-Dwight Eisenhower-


"The [U.S.] Constitution is a limitation on the government, not on private individuals ... it does not prescribe the conduct of private individuals, only the conduct of the government ... it is not a charter for government power, but a charter of the citizen's protection against the government."

-Ayn Rand-

Offline catfish1957

  • Laken Riley.... Say her Name. And to every past and future democrat voter- Her blood is on your hands too!!!
  • Political Researcher
  • *****
  • Posts: 31,444
  • Gender: Male
Re: North Texas Conservatives Organize to Defeat Dade Phelan
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2024, 05:55:22 pm »
Phelan v. Covey ads are now non-stop, and on any local programming, we are seeing 5-8 an hour.

Never seen anything like this.
I display the Confederate Battle Flag in honor of my great great great grandfathers who spilled blood at Wilson's Creek and Shiloh.  5 others served in the WBTS with honor too.