Skip to comments.Texas GOP ousts chairman, picks tea party firebrand Allen West to lead in 2020 elections
Posted on 07/20/2020 1:01:38 PM PDT by Jane Long
AUSTIN Conservative firebrand and former Florida congressman Allen West will lead the Texas Republican Party into the 2020 election, after ousting the current chairman early Monday during a convention marred by technical difficulties.
He vowed to use his post to push back against Democrats progressive socialism.
I am sick and tired of Republicans being on their heels, being on the defense, always being reactionary with a party that as we see right now-- they dont stand up for the rule of law, they stand for rule of the mob, he said during a victory lap on conservative media.
The retired Army lieutenant colonel was propelled into Congress for a single term amid a tea party wave in 2010, but lost his reelection bid in a staggeringly costly race in which he spent $17 million. The Democrat who defeated him called him a right-wing extremist and spent less than a quarter of that.
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West handily out-raised Dickey in the contest, raking in over $130,000 within the last six months, according to reports filed with the state ethics commission. Dickey raised about $30,000.
The ouster comes after a strained convention that was shifted online at the 11th hour, after Houstons Democratic mayor barred an in-person event and courts rejected the partys effort to overturn that amid the coronavirus epidemic. Technical difficulties plagued the event, pushing delegates to postpone unfinished business.
In a virtual event Monday, Dickey handed off the convention gavel to West.
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CONGRATS TO LT COL ALLEN WEST!!
Dickey has been a dismal failure!!
May God continue to bless Texas!
Ping the TX list, please!
Some GREAT news ping!
Can we say that Texas was “delivered” from James Dickey?
Alfred E. Newman would make a better GOP chairman in NYS than the current jokers.
This made my day !!!!!!
Conservative firebrand and former Florida congressman Allen West will lead the Texas Republican Party into the 2020 election
Sweet! An American Badass.
Lemme see...ANTIFA DemComs are rioting in the streets, burning buildings, BLM terrorists are murdering 24 year old mothers for saying something they didn’t like, but...Allen West is a firebrand because he has strong opinions.
No bias there...
Some good news in the midst of the apocalypse.
Indeed! Mine, too.
Great news for Texas and Texans :-)
Did the good ‘ol boy RINOs figure out that if the Dems get their way it is open season on rednecks.
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