2016 Texas Republican State Convention

Thursday, May 12, was the beginning of a bi-annual tradition in Texas, the Republican State Convention.
The convention began with speeches given by a few of the most prominent Texas politicians.
Terry Harman, Congressional District 13 Caucus Chairman says, “Governor Abbott and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Tom Mechler – the Republican State Chair, and Amy Clark the State Vice Chair, all real stem-winder speeches. Some of the candidates spoke on various positions.”
Harman says there are a lot of people vying for a chance to be a delegate.

He explains, “In the Congressional Caucus on Saturday morning, we will elect three delegates and three alternates to the national convention. Then the committee that we elect, a representative will handle the applications for those vying for the 44 delegates at large, understand there is about 500 applications.”
It’s not only about electing delegates. 
There are around 300 planks the state G.O.P. needs to decide whether they will present at the national convention in the middle of July as part of their platform.
Alan Arvello, a representative for Central District 31 says, “Everyone will be given a ballot to vote either yes or no on each one and they will be tabulated. And then, that will be what our platform is.”

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