RPT Convention Overview

Like the circus that blows through town, and almost as entertaining, another RPT convention has come and gone and the Texas Republican Party’s preeminent event of the year made a big splash at San Antonio’s Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center. Let’s take a quick look at some notable notables from the biennial event that’s purported to be the largest such political gathering in the world.

The Dickey – Asche Face-off

RPT Chairman James Dickey

Probably the most contentious part of the convention was the election for chairman of the Republican Party. Texian Partisan has previously covered the issues (or lack thereof) that fueled this challenge, so we won’t go too much into that. However, it’s fairly accurate to say that the current chairman, James Dickey, was widely considered the choice of the grass-roots, whereas Cindy Asche was viewed as the instrument of the displaced establishment.

Former RPT Accounting Director Jennifer Stoner

Dickey was rumored to be going into the convention already holding enough support to secure re-election. So, right off the bat, any strategy from the Asche crowd would have been a hail-Mary. Nevertheless, Asche and her supporters were determined to press their case despite its less than slim …

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(The opinions in this article are the opinions of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Southern Nation News or SN.O.)

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