We are investigating the following material published by the “Harris County GOP” PAC (Treasurer David H. Clark) for (a) its reference sources (if they exist) in order to inform voters of the basis on which the claims within the material are founded (or not) and (b) whether or not the mailer misrepresents itself as an official GOP slate to the average primary voter.
Negatively impacted candidates include:
Lance N Christian
Supreme Court, Place 5
Supreme Court, Place 9
Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2
Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 5
Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 6
Michael E. Keasler
State Representative, District 127
State Representative, District 128
State Representative, District 130
State Representative, District 134
David L. Palmer
State Representative, District 150
14th Court of Appeals, Place 2
80th District Court
125th District Court
151st District Court
Aaron Gabriel Adams
178th District Court
Nile Bailey Copeland
339th District Court
County School Trustee, Position 1 Precinct 2
County School Trustee, Position 2 Precinct 4
County Commissioner, Precinct 3
Sam “Tejas” Texas
JP Precinct 1 Place 1
JP Precinct 4 Place 1
Constable Precinct 2
Constable Precinct 4
Constable Precinct 5
Constable Precinct 6
Richard “Rick” Gonzales
County Civil Court at Law, 1st
Clyde Raymond Leuchtag
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Begin forwarded message:
From: Ed Hubbard
Date: February 15, 2016 at 4:23:59 PM CST
Subject: HCRP Does Not Endorse in Primaries & Condemns ‘Pay-to-Play’ Slate Endorsements
Harris County Republican Party
We have received numerous inquiries asking if the Harris County Republican Party has endorsed candidates in the 2016 Republican Primary. The simple answer is NO: per its bylaws, the Harris County Republican Party does not endorse any candidate in contested Republican Primary elections.
We have also heard concerns from voters and candidates about various endorsement “slates” that appear to be Party endorsements in the Primary. In response to these concerns, this is to reiterate the Party’s official policy condemning the practice of so-called “pay to play” endorsements.
The Harris County Republican Executive Committee last year overwhelmingly resolved that use by endorsement “slates” of Republican symbols and the Republican name “confuses voters as to whether such endorsements constitute the official recommendations of the national, state, or county Republican parties” or their auxiliary organizations.
Therefore, the Harris County Republican Party Executive Committee condemned all “pay-to-play” endorsements, by which “supposedly independent individuals, groups, or organizations request, solicit or require any fee, payment, or contribution as a condition of making or publicizing said endorsement.”
The resolution was adopted in September 2015 and can be found on HCRP’s website at this link.
HCRP Legal Counsel
Harris County Republican Party · 7232 Wynnwood, Houston, TX 77008, United States
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No comments? I move that we vote. Anyone second?
Second the motion to vote.
I vote foul.
I vote foul also. It’s very misleading.