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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Well this is some good news.
I wish he’d run for Cornyn’s Senate seat!
He just might....someday, soon!
Cornyn has to be looking over his RINO shoulder, for sure :-)
“Can we say that Texas was delivered from James Dickey”?
Even the name ‘Dickey’ doesn’t sound conducive to kicking democrat asses. Good riddance.
Good to hear he’s recovering well from the motorcycle acciden in Waco.
Also good to hear him punting the deadwood out from the Texas GOP leadership - and to note it deprives race baiters of one more piece of ammo.
Well, good luck.
I keep hearing/reading Dems’ concerted effort of flipping TX blue, I hope Allen B West can make us all proud by fighting hard and fighting back.
Once a Texan, always a Texan. [And I don’t mean the houston footballers.]
Whomever was TX GOP Chairman of the past two years deserved to be ousted. Good luck to Chairman West in ridding the state of the RED Communist Demonrats that swept in on the 2018 election.
Jane, thanks for the good news ping.
Hope it’s sooner rather than later! He and Ted Cruz would be quite a team!
I won’t give a libtard propaganda site like the DMN a click. I expect they didn’t mention he lost the election in FL after his first term due to election/vote fraud - IIRC, more votes were cast than there were registered voters in some parts of his district, and other shenanigans that the rats are famous for doing.
James Dickey was a RINO’s dream and total joke.
We lost MANY R state seats, in the past two elections...and, I blame him.
The only place Dickey was to be found was in emails, asking for $$$$.
No need to give DN a click...I’ve given you the excellent news.
Unfortunately, at time of posting, I was having a difficult time finding this great news on any conservative sites.
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