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News flash! SREC shows signs of intelligence

Mar 29, 2010 By Paul Burka

The State Republican Executive Committee had an agenda item for its Saturday meeting that would have allowed the SREC to purge members for various offenses. This is more of the effort by extreme conservatives to purify the party. The bylaw read, “An SREC member can have disciplinary action taken against…

Secret Disservice

Dec 8, 2008 By Eileen Smith

Your daily space queen video! It’s worth clicking on just to see what I look like when I forget to sit on a telephone book. Paul Burka on the secret speaker’s ballot, and why he was for it before he he was against it. (Flip flopper.) Honorably mentioned: Speaker Craddick,…

More on Saturday’s SREC meeting

Dec 7, 2008 By Paul Burka

I was in touch yesterday with two people who were watching the SREC meeting–in particular, the discussion of the resolution concerning the speaker’s race. The advocates of the resolution were careful to present it as a neutral action that did not take sides in the speaker’s race. However, two pro-Craddick…

SREC opposes secret ballot for speaker; Merritt “very disappointed”

Dec 6, 2008 By Paul Burka

The text of Merritt’s release: Rep. Tommy Merritt, R-Longview, is very disappointed with the State Republican Executive Committee’s decision today to adopt a resolution that condemns selection of a new Speaker of the Texas House by private ballot. “The private ballot is part of the foundation of this nation and…

SREC will weigh in for Craddick today: no secret ballot

Dec 6, 2008 By Paul Burka

This was predictable. In fact, I predicted it: Craddick will mobilize the state party to bring pressure on members to support his reelection as speaker. The State Republican Executive Committee is expected to adopt a resolution today calling for an open ballot for speaker. This is, of course, a de…