Tina Benkiser

Politics & Policy |
September 27, 2009

Mark McCaig on Benkiser’s departure

I received this communication from State Republican Executive Committee member Mark McCaig in response to my post about Tina Benkiser’s resignation as state chairman of the SREC. McCaig has been a critic of Benkiser’s leadership and had considered running against her had she run for reelection. McCaig writes: I do

Politics & Policy |
December 18, 2008

Benkiser joins conservative slate for GOP post

Politico today reports on the race for chairman of the Republican National Committee. Six candidates are seeking the position, including incumbent Mike Duncan, who wants a second term. After all, this one was such a resounding success. This is the Texas angle: Ken Blackwell: The former Cincinnati mayor

Politics & Policy |
December 1, 2008

The Speaker’s Race: Shock and Awful

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