“Harris County GOP PAC” Complaint

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.

Harris County GOP (front)
Harris County GOP (front)
Harris County GOP (back)
Harris County GOP (back)

Negatively impacted candidates include:

Railroad Commissioner

Lance N Christian
Wayne Christian
John Greytok
Ron Hale
Doug Jeffrey
Weston Martinez

Supreme Court, Place 5

Rick Green

Supreme Court, Place 9

Joe Pool

Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2

Ray Wheless
Chris Oldner

Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 5

Scott Walker
Steve Smith
Sid Harle

Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 6

Michael E. Keasler

State Representative, District 127

Mitchell Bosworth

State Representative, District 128

Briscoe Cain
Melody McDaniel

State Representative, District 130

Kay Smith

State Representative, District 134

David L. Palmer

State Representative, District 150

Theresa Hearn-Haynes
Al Zolli
Valoree Swanson

14th Court of Appeals, Place 2

Kevin Jewell

80th District Court

Will Archer

125th District Court

L.A. Olson

151st District Court

Aaron Gabriel Adams

178th District Court

Xavier Alfaro
Nile Bailey Copeland
Bash Sharma

339th District Court

Antonio Benavides

County Attorney

Chris Carmona


Carl Pittman
Paul Day

Tax Assessor-Collector

Don Sumners

County School Trustee, Position 1 Precinct 2

Marvin Morris

County School Trustee, Position 2 Precinct 4

Danell Fields

County Commissioner, Precinct 3

Sam “Tejas” Texas

JP Precinct 1 Place 1

SaraJane Milligan
Harold Norris

JP Precinct 4 Place 1

Dan Garcia

Constable Precinct 2

Daniel Vela

Constable Precinct 4

Rolf Nelson

Constable Precinct 5

Al Hoang

Constable Precinct 6

Richard “Rick” Gonzales

County Civil Court at Law, 1st

Clyde Raymond Leuchtag

6 thoughts on ““Harris County GOP PAC” Complaint”

  1. Begin forwarded message:

    From: Ed Hubbard
    Date: February 15, 2016 at 4:23:59 PM CST
    To: [deleted]
    Subject: HCRP Does Not Endorse in Primaries & Condemns ‘Pay-to-Play’ Slate Endorsements

    Harris County Republican Party
    [deleted] —

    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.


    Ed Hubbard
    HCRP Legal Counsel

    Harris County Republican Party · 7232 Wynnwood, Houston, TX 77008, United States
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