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.
(Excerpt) Read more at dallasnews.com ...
I voted for Allen West in this election, but not to reject James Dickey. He has actually done a very good job and it was a tough choice. However, when you have the opportunity to elect a stellar figure like Lt. Col. Allen West, it must not be passed up. I’m very proud of Mr. Dickey and very excited to have Lt. Col. West leading our party.
Amen amen amen....
finally some common sense
Finally, some good news.
After reading this, I’m kind of hoping AZ gets someone new to take over as Kelli Ward has been AWOL.
Conservative firebrand ... Conservative firebrand
Really, Allen West speaks the truth and says it all in plain language.
You do realize that. Col. West is black and Adam West is white, right?
Sounds great to me.
(You may have meant to post that to the person who actually asked that? 🤷♀️)
Allen West moved from Florida to Texas in 2014. He bought a house in Garland TX in 2019. He is a welcome addition to my city.
Same here. Anyone would be better than that RINO though.
He is a welcome addition to the Lone Star State!!
Nothing like a politically charged descriptor to get things
Republicans also helped Col. West lose by letting Dems gerrymander his district into liberal territories ON PURPOSE.
The Dallas News must be a commie rag.
West isn't going to carry them for long, but perhaps long enough and far enough.
I dont believe that firebrand is a pejorative.
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