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The Soros Machine Gets Involved in Texas GOP Race

For some time now — most notably demonstrated by writing a book on the subject, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death — I have been sounding the rallying cry that the Democrats have their sights on the Lone Star State. I have written numerous op-eds on the subject and given countless television and radio interviews to hammer this point home.

Yet, some have said this is a myth, or that those fleeing failing blue states with their onerous policies, such as California, New Jersey, and others, are not the ones creating Texas’ steady march from purple to blue.

I beg to differ.

In 2012, Mitt Romney won Texas by some 15 percent. In 2016, Donald Trump took her with 9 percent, yet, just as recently as 2018, progressive socialist leftist, Robert Francis O’Rourke managed to come within 2.3 percent of winning Texas from his opponent, Senator Ted Cruz. This is not to mention the judgeships and state races lost.

So, it is no surprise, that with so much at stake, the left would take a hard look at the contest for Republican Party Chair here in the Lone Star State.

I found it highly ironic that the Soros-backed Texas Tribune would make such a big fuss about donors to my campaign, but they would not be the progressive socialist left if they didn’t, I suppose:

“West has raised more than 25 times what incumbent James Dickey has — and more than half of West’s haul came from conservative megadonor Richard Uihlein.

Uihlein helped West post a staggering fundraising advantage over Dickey, who raised $18,000 over the same six-month period — or 4% of West’s $490,000 raised. Dickey spent $12,000; West $227,000. And Dickey has $6,000 cash on hand; West has $283,000.

Dickey’s supporters argue that his focus has been on raising money for the state party and positioning it strongly for the 2020 election, not financing his reelection campaign. They also have criticized West’s spending as wasteful, pointing to expenses like a $424 payment to a limo service for a ride from the Buc-ee’s gas station in Madisonville to Garland, a roughly two-and-a-half-hour drive.

West has made his fundraising chops part of his pitch to chair the state party, often noting the big bucks he was able to raise as a congressman who built a national following. Some of Uihlein’s Florida-based relatives were donors to West’s campaigns there.

The election for Texas GOP chair will be decided by delegates to the state party convention, which is set for mid-May in Houston.”

Now, of course, I have had to clear up some mischaracterizations from the left — and even within my opponent’s camp. As posted on my campaign Facebook page, in comments, I addressed “Limo-gate:”

“To set the record straight, on the date in question, I had a number of appearances and interviews that day, culminating in an event in Beaumont. We had a return flight scheduled from Beaumont, however, the last event ran long. It was Thanksgiving week and there were no other flights. The Jefferson County Chair drove us to Madisonville, where we then caught a car transport service. The service offered a variety of transportation, including limos, and the word “Limo” is part of their name, however, I did not utilize a limo. I was over five hours away from home and needed to be in-studio the next morning by 6am to honor a pre-arranged commitment to fill-in for Mark Davis.”

However, facts are pesky things that get in the way of a “good” narrative — think of Rahm Emanuel’s “never let a good crisis go to waste” quip.

That said, there are a few things to note in this article, and for that I must thank Ol’ Georgie boy. First, the article demonstrates my proven track record as a fundraiser. If I have done this for my campaign — raising 25 times that of my opponent — imagine what, with your help, we can do for the great state of Texas in keeping her red?

Secondly, since this outlet is backed by the Soros machine, I must ask who George would like to see as Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas heading into the November 2020 elections? Ol’ Georgie and I have some history in that he was a major donor — to the tune of $5 million — in the effort to derail my congressional reelection endeavor in Florida, in 2012.

Yes, I see this attention from Soros and company as a good sign I am striking a nerve somewhere. I hope to be a thorn in his side for many more years. I shall carry it as a badge of honor!

NOQ Report Covers West’s RPT Bid

LTC West’s candidacy for Chair of the Republican Party of Texas was covered by the NOQ Report:

“For the first time in over four decades, Texas seems to be fully in play politically. Years of mismanagement by the state GOP, recent scandals, and an electorate that is growing increasingly blue has transformed the once-solid-red state into a deep shade of purple. It would be catastrophic for conservatives across the nation if Texas fell in whole or in part to the Democrats.

Retired Lt. Col. Allen West knows this.”

Read the full article online at the NOQ Report »

[VIDEO] ACWT: Interview with LTC Allen West

I joined America, Can We Talk? and it’s host, Debbie Georgatos, to discuss topics of the day including my bid for Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas.

LTC Allen West appears on America, Can We Talk (ACWT) with Debbie Georgatos.

Nancy’s Vision for Texas; Not on My Watch!

Last night, I spent time with some very close friends who could not understand why I was running for Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas. After about twenty minutes they understood, and the next 45 minutes was all about solidifying why the position is critical for the future of the entire United States of America. At this critical point, there has to be a voice, a voice of resolute, determined, focused constitutional conservatism that will be relentless in turning back the tide of progressive socialism attempting to establish itself in the Lone Star State.

Just today, there was another Texas GOP Congressman who has decided to retire, Rep. Mac Thornberry, ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee . . . that makes six. No, I am not fretting, but we have an opportunity to raise, recruit, and equip a new generation of conservatives to step into the gap.

However, this is causing the Democrat (socialist) Party to believe Texas is theirs for the taking. That is why I am here, right now, in the Houston area, since they left just had their presidential debate here in Houston, where every single Republican elected official was defeated in 2018.

As reported by The Hill:

“Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told a crowd Saturday that Texas is a top target for Democrats come 2020. Pelosi said at Tribune Fest hosted by the Texas Tribune that she agreed with Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairwoman Rep. Cheri Bustos’ (D-Ill.) characterization of the state as “ground zero” for the party.

“This is it,” Pelosi said. “Texas is our hope for the future. And I’m not just talking about Democrats. I am talking about the country and the world. When Texas goes blue, that’s going to be very wholesome for our nation.  It is a beautifully diverse state in every way.”

Her remarks follow those from Manny Garcia, executive director of the Texas Democratic Party, who told Hill.TV earlier this month that his state would be the top swing state in the nation in 2020.

“Texas is the biggest battleground state in the country,” he said. “We are dramatically changing, we’re changing quite rapidly.”

“When you ask Texans if they would vote for Donald Trump or someone else, someone else currently wins,” Garcia added.

Four Texas Republicans have announced their retirements in recent weeks, and some districts including Rep. Will Hurd’s (D-Texas) have been moved from “toss-up” to “lean Democratic” in recent weeks by the Cook Political Report.”

"So, Nancy Pelosi — Ms. Impeachment — comes into Texas & throws down the challenge & where was our response? Here's mine: I want to be on the frontlines of this ideological battle & that's why I am running to be RPT Chair." Click To Tweet

So, Nancy Pelosi — Ms. Impeachment — comes into Texas and throws down the challenge, and where was our response? Well, here is mine: I want to be on the frontlines of this ideological battle, and that is exactly why I am running to be the Texas GOP Chairman. This is a fight, and this is what a Warrior, an American Spartan, seeks, a challenge to continue to serve and honor the oath that I took. We cannot allow the left to run about the State of Texas with impunity and make their absurd assertions.

I want y’all to never forget the words Pelosi spoke:

“Texas is our hope for the future. And I’m not just talking about Democrats. I am talking about the country and the world. When Texas goes blue, that’s going to be very wholesome for our nation.”

What Pelosi is talking about is control, power, 38 electoral votes, soon to be 40-41. She is talking about ideological domination, and there is no way we will allow them to use Texas as the path to their tyranny.

We have a choice, victors, or victims. In Texas, we are victors! It is time we wholeheartedly defeat the scourge, the cancer, of progressive socialism here in Texas.

Join me in this fight! Tell Nancy, “Come and Take It!”

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