2014 Primary: the slates in Harris County

As you know, we provided voters with a matrix of the recommendations of various slates for the 2014 Harris County Republican Party Primary. Two of the  ”Big 3″, Terry Lowry and Dr. Steve Hotze, were substantially less influential than in years past. I’m sure there are a variety of reasons for that but it is […]

Will Harris County Republicans fight?

Well, tonight’s meeting of the Harris County Republican Party just got interesting. Local activist and HCRP precinct chair Tom Bazan is going to offer the following resolution to stop Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s blatant violation of the City of Houston Charter: HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE RESOLUTION DEMANDING TRUTH AND JUSTICE FROM EVERY LEVEL […]

2014 Primary: Paul Simpson makes it official

Press release from the Paul Simpson campaign: Paul Simpson was surrounded by supporters as he filed Wednesday to run for Harris County Republican Party Chair. Simpson stated he is running because, “We are in a fight for the future of Texas. Harris County is a key battleground. To win, the GOP needs to rebuild, ground up. […]

Dr. Martha Wong at the Downtown Houston Pachyderm Club

The Downtown Houston Pachyderm Club featured former State Rep. Dr. Martha Wong at their weekly meeting yesterday. Wong certainly did her part to keep the club’s reputation of having thought provoking speakers intact. Too bad that the leadership of the Harris County Republican Party wasn’t there, they might have learned something. Wong’s presentation was in […]

Sarah Davis, Jared Woodfill, and the sad state of the Harris County Republican Party

If you didn’t believe me before when I told you that the Harris County Republican Party was in sad shape, the email that Chairman Jared Woodfill sent out blasting State Rep. Sarah Davis should clue you in. First off, let’s get this out of the way: Sarah is a pro-choice Republican. She hasn’t shied away […]

Harris County Republican Party influence shrinks under Jared Woodfill’s leadership

Robert Miller had an interesting blog post this morning about the importance of the urban vote in the Texas Republican primary and ultimately picking statewide winners. The Republican primary vote has come to be dominated by the three corners of the Texas triangle.  In 2010, the Houston area[1] cast 19.34% of Republican primary votes; DFW[2] […]

Houston Young Republicans Drug Policy Forum

The Houston Young Republicans held a forum on Tuesday evening titled, “The War on Drugs Has Failed.” David Jennings previously wrote about this event and my friend Ann Lee asked me to attend. The event was billed as a discussion on drug policy and the question of legalization was raised. Four speakers participated in this […]

The sad, sad state of the Harris County Republican Party

Tip: for those of you that are not in Harris County or don’t care about Republicans in Harris County, now is a good time to tune out. I’m going to vent a little about the state of the Republican Party in Harris County and you’ll undoubtedly be bored The fact that Harris County used to […]

Lots to do this week in Houston – Harris County politics

This is going to be a busy week for those of us in Houston and Harris County that enjoy politics. If 10,000 people can stand in 100 degree heat to worship a mediocre basketball player, surely these events can get a few people to sit in air-conditioning to learn about stuff that affects their lives. […]