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state republican executive committee

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…

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…

The Speaker’s Race: Shock and Awful

Dec 1, 2008 By Paul Burka

Things are about to get ugly in the speaker’s race. The Craddick forces, led by several longtime loyalists (I want to run another check on the names), are trying to stir up a coordinated campaign to put pressure on wavering colleagues to vote for Craddick. According to credible reports I…