THE Red County
Michael C. Burgess Whatâ€™s Up, Doc?
P OW E R E D BY R E D CO U N T Y
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EDITOR’S NOTE Today, I returned from a trip to Europe with a few of the brightest minds in political communications including, Dave Bossie, founder of Citizens United and former Speaker, Newt Gingrich. The trip allowed them to shoot the final footage for Rendezvous with Destiny, a documentary about the legacy of Ronald Reagan through interviews with world leaders, historians, and former associates. In France, we walked the shores of Normandy where the graves of 9,387 soldiers offer a moving reminder of the sacrifices made by America on behalf of freedom and where our 40th president marked the 40th anniversary of DDay with a speech at Pointe du Hoc in the summer of 1984. In Poland, we visited with Lech Walesa, co-founder of Solidarity and in the Czech Republic we met with Vaclav Havel, the former president who embraced democracy in defiance of Communism. Both men recognized the failings of the extreme political left and were influenced during their careers by a philosophy best communicated by Ronald Reagan. So I return from this trip optimistic. Not because the opportunities afforded us by Reagan’s vision have been truly embraced by Republican leaders. And certainly not because I believe the values of the right are best represented in the Republican’s choice of John McCain. The economy is in trouble, the dollar is weak, energy prices are soaring, housing is in a slump, and food prices are on the rise. But I am optimistic nonetheless, perhaps because this trip has highlighted stories of individuals who overcame much tougher challenges and much longer odds than those we face on the political right. And speaking of the political right, we are at a crossroads. Not since the days leading up to the Contract with America, has the need for a change in Republican leadership been so obvious. Republican leaders have failed us. For more than a decade, the vision and opportunities outlined by Reagan and further articulated by Gingrich have been squandered by ineffective Republican leaders who fail to connect with the values of the American people. By definition, leaders lead. It is not enough to promote positions that are not-as-left as the Left and only challenge the periphery of the Democrat agenda. From spending and earmark reform to energy and health care, Republican leadership has marginalized its core values and appears content with permanent minority status; even as the prospect of an Obama presidency and expanded Democrat majorities in Congress looms large. Indeed, change is in the air and through our own efforts and those of other like-minded organizations in the political arena, I am hopeful this election season will yield a new crop of capable leaders within the ranks of the political right. Scott W. Graves Editor-in-Chief
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DENTON COUNT Y GOP
NOTICE A NYTHING DIFFERENT?
UPCOMING FUNDRAISING EVENTS
Denton County GOP By Dianne Edmondson
PELOSI PREMIUM, NOT WORTH IT By Congressman John Campbell
Portrait of a Condervative By Monu Joseph
COV E R S TO RY
WHAT’S UP, DOC?
Michael C. Burgess Congressman from the 26th District
EMBRACING LIFE’S LOSERS By Michael Medved
S TAT E O F T H E PA RT Y
GOD AND GOLD
MCCAIN’S MOMENT OF DECISION
M ARION COUNTY ELECTION BOARD
2008 TEXAS R EPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION OVERVIEW By Rudy Cajka
DENTON COUNTY DELEGATES IN HOUSTON
TOPS IN STATE
A Photo Essay
Denton County Victory 2008 Plan By Tom Washington
Britain, America and the Making of the Modern World. Written by Walter Russel Mead Reviewed by David L. Bahnsen, CFP By Christian Milord By Keith Carlson
GET OUT THE RED VOTE
VOTER R EGISTRATION
THE DENTON COUNTY NATIONAL DELEGATE TEAM
Republican Family Roundup Photo Essay
THE POLITICAL BACKROOM
We Refuse to Support a Permanent Minority
Key to Victory
A DIVIDED COURT, A UNITED PARTY By Hugh Hewitt
THE NECESSITY OF LOVING OBAMA By James Lileks
ON THE COVER
Congressman Michael C. Burgess (R-Lewisville)
Notice Anything DiďŹ€erent?
DENTON COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY 1400 N. Corinth St â€“ Ste. 106 Corinth, TX 76210 940/321-2671 www.dentongop.org Chairman â€“ DIANNE EDMONDSON
Welcome to the new and improved Denton County â€“ THE Red County -- Republican newsletter!
1st Vice Chair (Political AďŹ€ airs) â€“ TOM WASHINGTON
We were honored recently to be contacted by Partisan Media Group, a Republican publishing house in California, who are offering to partner with a few strong Republican county organizations throughout the country in order to upgrade our newsletter with articles of national interest, plus make our newsletter available to a larger circulation base.
3rd Vice Chair (Prct. Chair Development) â€“ RICHARD BOYER
By publishing our newsletter virtually through Partisan Media Group, we are able to bring Denton County Republicans in-depth, thoughtful articles by nationally known conservatives such as Newt Gingrich, Michael Medved and others. The cover story will feature a Denton County Republican, plus you will get all the â€œinside scoopâ€? on whatâ€™s happening in the Denton County political scene!
Parliamentarian â€“ MARGARET BARNES
Naturally, we will continue to showcase the excellent Republican activities/honors/events that are the hallmark of the DCRP, including a new feature we think you will really enjoy â€“ a photo gallery each issue showing Denton County Republicans enjoying recent activities and events. Weâ€™d love to consider your GOP photos for future issues. Send them to email@example.com. Another advantage is that the link to the new Denton County/RED COUNTY newsletter can be forwarded to our readersâ€™ friends and fellow conservatives, both within and outside Denton County. Thus, we can share our story with many more people than ever before! In addition to the photo gallery, in this issue you will find articles on our cover Republican, 26th District Congressman Michael Burgess, the recent State Convention and our countyâ€™s delegates to the National Convention, exciting upcoming events, Denton Countyâ€™s award-winning Victory plan, and other pertinent articles.
2nd Vice Chair (Finance) â€“ NANCY DILLARD 4th Vice Chair (Outreach) â€“ CARLOS GALLARDO Treasurer â€“ BOB McCOMBS Recording Secretary â€“ CHRISTEN GRUNDEN Corresponding Secretary â€“ CONNIE HUDSON Sgt. At Arms â€“ JEFF ANDONIAN Technology Chair â€“ELLIOTT WOOD Long Range Planning Chair â€“ BILL LAWRENCE Program Chair â€“ AVIE RABURN Prct. Chair Selection Chair â€“ SUSAN ROMERO Development Director â€“ ROY MAGNO Headquarters Administrator â€“ MARCENE SEEBER
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Upcoming FUNdraising Events! Whether you’d rather be riding a horse or sinking a birdie putt, have we got a fun deal for you! You won’t want to miss seeing TX Lt. Governor David Dewhurst doing his “other job” — riding a champion cutting horse, as shown in the adjoining photo. In a change-up from directing the 31- member State Senate, the Lt. Governor will be choosing some specific cattle for some specific tasks — and making sure they do as directed! Even for those who don’t know a bridle from a saddle, cutting horse shows are truly fascinating as the rider and horse work seamlessly together to separate one certain bovine from the herd of cattle and get that cow to go exactly where they want her to go. Mark your calendar now for Saturday, September 20. It will be a great family evening, with a barbeque dinner and exciting cutting horse exhibitions both by the Lt. Governor and several local champions. As an added attraction, a gorgeous longhorn steer will be auctioned as well as many other western (or not!) auction items. Full details are on our website. Just follow this link: http://www.dentongop.org/stampede. Admission tickets are $50 for adults, $25 for students, children and seniors, and sponsorships are also available from $500 to $5000. Hosts receive multiple tickets PLUS a private reception with the Lt. Governor. Yee haw! Y’all come! TX Lt. Governor David Dewhurst
Fore! Get ready to tee off at the Denton County Republican Party Fourth Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, October 6, 2008. The format is a ‘Texas Scramble’ – similar to a Florida Scramble, but we won’t have to count the strokes 4 times on each hole to get it right! Play is limited to the first 144 entrants (36, 4-member teams), and both Individual and team entries are welcome. Individual entries are $125 until August 31, and $175 after that. Team entries are $500 for “early birds” and $700 after August 31. Hole and other sponsorships are available. The “sporty” silent auction will include both Texas Rangers baseball and Dallas Cowboy football tickets, as well as other irresistible items for you sports enthusiasts. A hole in one will get you a new car, if you hit it on the right hole! And all par three holes have special contests as well. Golfers, please notice that there is a “Dinner Only” option, so please feel free to invite your non-golfing significant other for this fun event. The awards ceremony is always a great time for everyone who attends. Please contact Kathy Carrington at firstname.lastname@example.org. or 817.994.5301 or visit our website www.dentongop.org for complete details. Proceeds from both these events will be used to support the Denton County Republican Party and mount an aggressive Victory 2008 campaign here in Denton County — THE Red County! With your support, we can continue to grow the DCRP and promote its beliefs and ideals through a full-time Headquarters, leading edge technology and assure victory for our eight challenged Republican candidates right here on our home turf. n
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Congressman Michael Burgess
What’s Up, Doc? For Congressman Michael Burgess (R-Lewisville) “What’s up, Doc,” is more than Hollywood movie or cartoon catch phrase. It’s how many of his Congressional colleagues greet him. Walk the halls and streets around Capitol Hill with the North Texas Congressman and you’ll hear this greeting around every corner. A third-term member of Congress, Dr. Burgess has earned himself a solid reputation as one of the go-to leaders on health care policy – and for good reason. Since going to Washington in 2003, he has immersed himself in health care issues ranging from medical privacy laws, to prescription drugs, to long-term care, to Medicare. People, pundits, policymakers, and even Presidential candidates are watching. The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, Health and Human Services Secretary Leavitt, as well as former
Congressman Burgess makes a point at the podium as Newt Gingrich looks on.
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Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich call on him for his insight and experience. In fact, he is the only physician and Member of Congress helping to craft the McCain presidential campaign’s much-lauded health care plan. The Congressman’s interest in all things health care is nothing new. A third-generation physician, Dr. Burgess practiced medicine in Denton County for 21 years before deciding to run for the seat being vacated by Majority Leader Dick Armey in 2002. Trained as an OB-GYN, he
opened a private practice in Lewisville. He served as Chief of Staff for Lewisville Medical Center, and more recently as Chief of Obstetrics there as well. In a career spanning more than two decades, he delivered more than 3,000 babies. A lifelong resident of Denton County, Dr. Burgess has been married to his wife, Laura, an accomplished architect, for 34 years. They are proud parents of three grown children who all graduated from Denton County Public Schools. He remains close to his sister, brother, and their families who all live in the area. He counts them among his most trusted advisers and, naturally, among his strongest supporters. Just ask his niece, Jocelyn Widmer, who not only refers to her uncle in professional terms as a “principled man who always takes that path toward truth,” but lauds his personal character as well saying, “His caring and compassionate nature extends whole-heartedly to those who depend upon him—as a congressman, physician, husband and father.” While many are familiar with the Burgess family, they might be surprised to learn that in addition to medicine and public service, the Congressman is an airplane pilot. He also has a motorcycle license. Riding responsibly is an issue he takes very seriously, so much so that he recently hosted a public event in Washington, D.C., with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters to draw attention to the need for motorcycle riders and other drivers alike to be safe on the road. That kind of drive, focus, and get-it-done attitude is what has earned Congressman Burgess a great report with fellow Members of Congress and House leadership. It is also what helped get him elected Vice Chair of the Republican Policy Committee in the House of Representatives. There he designs and develops legislative proposals for consideration by the entire Congress. More recently, his policy and communication skills led House Minority Leader John Boehner to approach him to become part of a select group of Members charged with crafting the Republican Conference’s health care plan and agenda for 2008. The North Texas Congressman isn’t resting on his laurels. His long-term goal is to make a mark on health care. He is in a very good position to do so as a member of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee, which oversees health care, energy and trade legislation, as well the safety of food, drugs and consumer products. Influential policymakers are taking notice. Former Chairman and now the Ranking Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee Joe Barton (R-Arlington) acknowledges and appreciates Dr. Burgess’ hard work and accomplishments, especially on health care issues. “Michael Burgess is a committee workhorse. He does his home work, comes prepared, and asks the right questions. He is the type of lawmaker people hope they send to Washington to represent them.”
During his tenure in the Nation’s capital, the Congressman has authored critical health care legislation aimed at reducing health care costs, improving choices, reforming liability laws to put the needs of patients first, and ensuring there are enough doctors in the public and private sector to care for America ’s patients. While health care may be this physician-turnedpolicymaker’s greatest passion, he isn’t a single issue lawmaker. He is deeply interested in a variety of topics, most notably energy issues and food, drug, and consumer product safety. In fact, he has played a critical role in bipartisan efforts to ensure the safety of food, drugs, and consumer products. In terms of energy, Dr. Burgess recently joined with several North Texas congressional Republicans to talk about the toll that high gas prices are playing on commutes, businesses, and even grocery bills. There, he outlined the GOP’s 15-point plan to lower energy costs and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. The event was covered by every major TV station and several of the largest radio stations in the Metroplex.
Congressman Burgess on his February CODEL to Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan to meet with our troops and get an update on defense efforts across the Middle East.
The Congressman feels strongly about many of the issues facing the country. But, he never forgets where he comes from. He works hard every day to represent his district which runs from Forest Hill and Everman up through Gainesville. He spends a lot of time home in Texas, meeting with people and talking to them about the issues that matter most to them, their families, and their businesses. He often says that when he was elected to Congress, he promised to take North Texas to Washington and not the other way around. Getting out and listening to people is one of the ways he makes good on this pledge. What’s on the horizon for this North Texas lawmaker? A lot more frequent flier miles. Congressman Burgess commutes back and forth between Washington and his home in Lewisville twice a week. And he wouldn’t have it any other way. He hopes that the people of the 26th district reach the same conclusion this upcoming Election Day. n RED COUNTY
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2008 Texas Republican
State Convention Overview
BY RUDY CAJKA, ROBSON RANCH STATE CONVETION DELEGATE
We all know that things are bigger in Texas, and our bi-annual Republican State Convention is no exception., qualifying as the nation’s largest political convention with nearly 7000 delegates and alternates attending June 1214 in Houston. Political discussions were hot and heavy, matching the typical Houston June weather! As a result, the Texas GOP platform remains the most conservative in the country and a slate of conservatives will represent Texas both at the. National Convention and on the Republican National Committee. DE NTON
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Denton County, one of the “reddest” counties in Texas, was well represented, sending more than 200 delegates and alternates to the convention. The DCRP also was wellrepresented on the important committees which begin the convention’s work prior to delegates’ arrival. Denton County Republicans played many important roles at the convention and were a key part of the proceedings, including serving on the committees which accomplish much of the convention’s work as they meet for a number of days prior to the convention’s opening session and chairing the caucuses where much of the voting takes place.
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• Nancy Dillard – State Nominations Committee from Senate District 12 • DCRP Chair Dianne Edmondson – Caucus Chair for Congressional District 26 • Tom Ferguson – Caucus Chair for Senate District 9 and Presidential Elector for CD 24 • Richard Hayes – Rules Committee from Senate District 30 • Tim Hoy – National Nominations Committee from Congressional District 24
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• Bill Lawrence – Permanent Organizations Committee from Senate District 12 • Lewis Lowe – Credentials Committee from Senate District 9 • Deon Starnes – Platform Committee from Senate District 30 • Tom Washington – Rules Committee from Senate District 9
Denton County SD 12 delegates at the 2008 State GOP Convention.
Denton County’s delegates and alternates actively participated in all of the convention activities including attending and voting in Senate Districts 9, 12 and 30 caucuses, Congressional District 24 and 26 caucuses as well the General Sessions of the convention. Party rules and state law mandate certain functions for state conventions. Key activities this year were: • Election of the State Republican Chairman and Vice-Chairman. • Preparation, development and approval of the Texas State Republican Party Platform. • Update and approval of the Party’s Rules for Conventions and Meetings. • Election of State Republican Executive Committee (SREC) members from each of Texas’ 31 State Senate districts. • Election of delegates and alternates to the Republican National Convention to be held Sept. 1 – Sept. 4, 2008 in Minneapolis- St. Paul where Sen. John McCain is expected to win the GOP presidential nomination. • Election of Presidential Electors from each of the state’s 32 Congressional districts. • Election of a Republican National Committeeman and National Committeewoman. Keeping us on the edges of our seats, many votes were very close – only one or two votes determined the outcome in several instances. Convention delegates show how ”red“ Denton County is at a congressional caucas.
DENTON COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES ON STATE AND NATIONAL COMMITTEES State Chairman Tina Benkiser State Vice Chairman Dr. Robin Armstrong State Republican Executive Committee Jane Burch and Tim Hoy (SD 9) Jean McIver and Tom Quinones (SD 12) Ashlea Quinonez and Clyde Siebman (SD 30) Republican National Committee (RNC) Cathie Adams and Bill Crocker (all of Texas) (Links to each of these people appear on the DCRP website: www.dentongop.org)
Michael Burgess and Kenny Marchant; State Senators Chris Harris, Jane Nelson and Craig Estes; and State Representatives Myra Crownover and Tan Parker, all from Denton County. Other Denton County elected officials in attendance included Tax Assessor/Collector Steve Mossman and Judges Joe Bridges and Darlene Whitten. In an exciting finale, nine Denton County Republicans were honored by being elected as delegates or alternates to the Republican National Convention. (See related article on page 10.) Attending a State Convention is a privilege for Republicans who are active in the Party and interested in important current political issues. In addition to all of the convention business, attending a Texas Republican convention gives the attendees the opportunity to meet other Republicans from all over the state, exchange ideas, increase their enthusiasm for the Republican Party and its principles and, of course, a state convention provides a lot of fun for the attendees. In the future, we hope that even more Denton County Republicans can attend the next Texas state GOP convention which will be held in Dallas, TX in 2010. Contact our DCRP Headquarters to learn how YOU may be one of them! n A close vote makes for a “confab” in a caucas at State Convention
We also enjoyed meeting Republican office holders and candidates from both the state and federal levels at the many receptions and dinners held during the convention. Among the weekend’s highlights were the speeches given by Newt Gingrich, Senators John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison, and Governor Rick Perry in the General Assembly; Mitt Romney at the Republican Party of Texas Banquet; and Phyllis Schlafly at the Texas Eagle Forum Banquet. Our participants met and discussed current issues with Denton County legislators including Congressmen RED COUNTY
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in Houston Eagle Forum National President Phyllis SchlaďŹ‚y with Denton County fan Jack Faegre. Red-shirted Denton County Delegates help tally a close SD 12 Caucus vote. L-R Jack Faegre, Read King and Bill Lawrence.
State Victory Chair Roger Williams and County Chair Dianne Edmondson approve of the Victory 2008 plans.
Rudy Cajka with Senator John Cornyn.
National Alternate Delegate James Dickey and his family enjoy the State Convention.
National Delegate Bill Lawrence with State Senator Jane Nelson.
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Denton County Victory 2008 Plan
Tops in State
BY TOM WASHINGTON, DENTON COUNTY VICTORY 2008 CHAIRMAN
The 2008 Presidential election is looming quickly and will be much more challenging than the last one if we are to keep a Republican in the White House. Exactly how challenging? At least 30 % more challenging! In 2004, more than 140,000 Republicans in Denton County voted overwhelmingly to return President Bush to the White House and elect an all-Republican Party slate of officials both in Denton County and the State of Texas. In 2008, in order to keep Denton County “red”, we are looking for an estimated 180,000 Republican votes, nearly a 30% increase over the 2004 turnout. That number also will significantly offset Democrat votes from other parts of Texas, greatly helping statewide Republican candidates, such as Sen. John Cornyn and Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams and our top state judges, who all face Democrat challenges. Of the more than 140,000 GOP votes in 2004, more than 60% (88,000+) were generated from a straight Republican party vote. This action helped provide the overwhelmingly Republican victory in 2004. The Democrats now have an energized base who will be using the same straight-party strategy not only to try and elect Sen. Barrack Obama, but also to take out Republicans all the way down the ballot. And as Dallas County learned in 2006, IT CAN HAPPEN HERE!
Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams is ready to walk with a group of young volunteers for the Walk to Win event on May17th. 14
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The mission of the Denton County Victory 2008 team is to increase Denton County Republican voter turnout and to encourage straight party ticket voting. We will do this through voter identification and education, outreach events, voter registration and get out the vote (GOTV) activities. Our Victory plan is centered around a functional and geographic-based organization of committed volunteers to accomplish this daunting task. Our organizational efforts for this task began over 15 months ago and we are actively working right up to Election Day on Tuesday, November 4th. This plan has been recognized by the Texas Victory leadership as one of the best in Texas, and has already produced the top Walk to Win event in the state on May 17 when our DCRP Victory Volunteers knocked on more than 5000 doors of “swing” voters. (These are people who vote in the November elections but not in either Primary, so we need to identify them as to which party they favor.) Many of our volunteers contacted over 60 homes on that day.
This plan has been recognized by the Texas Victory leadership as one of the best in Texas, and has already produced the top Walk to Win event in the state on May 17 when our DCRP Victory Volunteers knocked on more than 5000 doors of “swing” voters.
Flower Mound Area Leader Richard Steenson (left) is shown with the Myron Goins family, along with some Generation Joshua members, as they head out on the Walk to Win event on May 17th.
The functional organization is created at the Vice Chair level of Victory 2008 and is organized by key functions: 1) Technology and Infrastructure, 2) Outreach/Voter Registration, 3) GOTV-72 Hour, 4) Volunteers, 5) Fundraising and 6) Signs. Geographically, we have divided Denton County up into 11 community-based areas which have Area Leaders guiding the activities of our grassroots volunteers. Our Area Leaders are an important key to the success of this sustainable management model, as they coordinate the functional activities within their area. Each area also has an appointed volunteer working on each of the countywide functional committees under the direction of its Vice Chair. Our Technology guru, Roy Magno, works tirelessly to help provide the technology resources to track, contact and manage volunteer resources countywide. To date, we have nearly 200 volunteers working actively on Victory 2008 through the Area Leaders. We project needing about 500 volunteers engaged within the next two to three months. If you can volunteer to help with Victory 2008, please email your contact information to: partyadmin@dentongop. com. We can use everyone who can give even a few hours to the cause, whether it’s working at our Headquarters, building and distributing signs, knocking on doors, phoning voters, or helping to finance these efforts. Our plan will work IF we have enough volunteers to identify and get enough GOP voters to the polls in this election which is arguably the most critical of our lifetime. And surely there are enough dedicated Republicans in Denton County to put this plan into action. They just haven’t all volunteered yet! So, what are YOU waiting for?! n
DCRP VICTORY 2008 VICE CHAIRS Technology and Infrastructure – Roy Magno Outreach – Becky Romanucci 72 Hour GOTV – Richard Boyer and Ian Grazulis Volunteers – Lynn Yeargain Fundraising – Nancy Dillard Signs – Tiﬀany Haertling and Jack Faegre
DCRP VICTORY AREA CHAIRS
Argyle Area – Jana Inge Aubrey & Pilot Point Area – Corey Haughton Carrollton, Plano & Dallas Area – Jeﬀ Andonian Denton Area – Deon Starnes Flower Mound Area – Bill McFarling and Richard Steenson Frisco, Little Elm & The Colony Area – Jack Anderson and Will Crocker Highland Village & Double Oak Area – Bill Lawrence Lake Cities Area – David Wright Lewisville Area – Avie Raburn Roanoke, Fort Worth, Justin, Lantana & Trophy Club Area – Ken Vanderford Sanger & Krum Area – Scott Nichol
TX Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams (left) motivates the Highland Village/Lewisville Walk to Win Victory Team prior to the May 17th event. District Judge Carmen Rivera-Worley (front row white shirt), and County Commissioner Bobbie Mitchell (front row blue shirt) worked with the Team.
State Representative Myra Crownover and her granddaughter prepare to hit the pavement for the Walk to Win event wich was headquartered at the home of Melinda and Tim Mangrum.
Rep. Myra Crownover (white shirt) and other Denton Area Walk to Win Victory team listen intently to directions before they embark on their day’s assignment: knocking on the doors of swing voters. RED COUNTY
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Victory Team Republican Family DCRP Development Director Roy Magno (left) and National Convention Delegate Dale Kimble enjoy the classic cars at the Republican Family Roundup at Pilot Point. The event also included Children’s activities, voter registration and a barbeque dinner.
Lots of yummy barbeque and live country western music was enjoyed by those attending the Republican Family Roundup on the historic sqaure in Pilot Point.
Argyle Area Leader Jana Inge (left) and Pam Kimble at the Republican Family Roundup in Pilot Point.
Voter registration booth at the Republican Family Roundup on the historic Pilot Point Square.
Face – and head – painting was a popular part of the Republican Family Roundup on the historic Pilot Point town square. 16
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County Chairman Dianne Edmondson and her two grandchildren, Cade and Kendall, got real patriotic at the Republican Family Roundup on the historic square in Pilot Point.
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Roundup Corey Houghton, Pilot Point/Aubrey Victory Leader, welcomes Jean Mciver, the SREC member from Senate District 12 to a shady spot at the Republican Family Roundup in Pilot Point.
Young future Republicans play sidewalk games with a friendly policeman at the Republican Family Roundup in Pilot Point.
A bounce house was the favorite spot for kids at the Republican Family Roundup held in Pilot Point, While they bounced, parents could register to vote or visit with area elected ofﬁcials and candidates.
A cool Chevy on a hot day – the Republican Family Roundup at the historic square in Pilot Point which had several classic cars shown by their proud owners.
• The Denton County Republican Party receives ALL of its financial support from local supporters like YOU – not from the state or national GOP. • Keeping our year-round Headquarters open, maintaining necessary technology and effective communication with area Republicans takes about $200,000 annually. • Every partisan elected office in Denton County is currently held by the GOP. • BUT many of our local candidates have Democrat opponents in November and will need the DCRP’s assistance to keep all those seats in Republican hands. • AND the Democrats out-voted Republicans in the March Primary nearly 3 to 1, which, if translated into November General Election votes, will result in the probable loss of our U.S. Senator, a Congressman, at least one State Representative, a District Judge, a County Commissioner and a Constable, based on the Denton County vote. • Denton County is the second fastest growing county in the entire country so we have a continuing source of new voters — not all of them Republicans. • To keep Denton County among the “reddest of the red” counties in the USA, we need a well-planned and well-orchestrated Victory Plan. • Funding for that Victory Plan will come primarily from our local supporters. Surprised? Most people are, and most are eager to help us as we continue to increase the Republican voter base here in Denton County to offset liberal Democrat votes in other parts of Texas. These Republican votes are what elect Presidents, U.S. Senators, Governors and others who run statewide. And it’s what keeps our Congressional and Legislative delegations among the most conservative in Texas. The DCRP would like to request that you consider investing in your local Republican Party by becoming a Sustaining Supporter of your DCRP at any level that you can. Every investment helps, from $5 a month to a one time $5000 donation. Please use this link (SS@dentongop.org) to a form on our website where you can set up a recurring (or one-time) donation which can come from a credit card or bank account. Your participation will enable us to beef up our Victory 2008 efforts, reach out to even more Republicans and ensure that Denton County remains solidly Republican! Thank you! n
Key to Victory As one of the fastest growing counties in the entire country, Denton County has lots of new folks moving in. Many of them, based on our demographics, will be Republicans. It is vital that we contact these newcomers and welcome them not only to our area but also to our Party if they share our conservative views. And if they do, we need to be sure they are registered and know where to vote!
Paid for by Michael Burgess for Congress. Not printed at the taxpayers' expense.
To that end, we have a goal of registering nearly 5000 new voters who lean Republican* by October 6, the last date to register and be able to vote in the November Presidential Election. We will be concentrating on churches which are growing in size, new housing developments in highly Republican areas and various festivals which take place throughout our county during the summer and early fall. To further facilitate registering these new voters, we have more than 60 Republicans who have been deputized to register new voters. If you would like to help in this vital part of Victory, please contact us at 940/321-2671 or partyadmin@ dentongop.org and we can give you full details on how you, your church or your area can participate. n * Please note that in Texas, one doesn’t register by Party and a deputy registrar must register anyone who requests it, regardless of political leaning.
These are “Senatorial Work Boots.” Good for squashin’ bad bills and kickin’ ‘em back down the hall!
Pol Ad by State Senator Chris Harris Campaign
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