TEXAS APPEALS COURT RULES CLAY JENKINS MUST COMPETE FOR VOTES AS DALLAS COUNTY JUDGE AFTER TWO LAWSUITS DECLINED

VOTERS CAN NOW DEMAND WHY COUNTY JUDGE WITH WORST ATTENDANCE SHOULD CONTINUE TO BE PAID BY TAXPAYERS

DALLAS, TX – Voters in Dallas County will now have a choice in two different races after the Texas Fifth Court of Appeals overturned a lawsuit by Democrat County Judge Clay Jenkins seeking re-election, for the third time, while trying to avoid opposition. Jenkins is now ordered to pay all legal fees as a result.

Based on the decision, Judge Brian Hutcheson is permitted on the ballot for Dallas County Judge. In addition, the Appeal Court ruled that Ashley Hutcheson is legal to be on the ballot for Justice of the Peace 2-1.

Dallas County Republican Party Chairwoman Missy Shorey states, “The Republican Party is committed to defending democracy in Dallas County. We work tirelessly to give our voters a voice, while the radical left would like to keep us utterly despondent - to the point that we are just supposed to accept a wave of growing socialist sentiment in Dallas County. The overruled lawsuit, filed by Clay Jenkins, is a prime example of how Dallas County Democrats and radical activists will go to any lengths in an attempt to deprive voters of fair elections. Clay Jenkins is a deeply flawed candidate, with the worst attendance record on the Dallas County Commissioner’s Court, yet he feels entitled to a taxpayer-funded third term – Dallas County voters deserve better.”

Chairwoman Shorey continues, “Clay Jenkins knows he is on shaky ground, especially when his fellow Democrats document that Jenkins ‘needs to be brought up to speed’ and that Jenkins ‘does everything for political expediency and posturing regardless of the harm it may do from a governmental standpoint’ (Source: Dallas Morning News “John Wiley Price drops bomb on Clay Jenkins, ‘You do everything for the expediency and posturing.’” Feb. 8. 2018). The Republican Party in Dallas County will stand for this no longer. We are grateful the Appellate Court saw through this political meddling by Dallas Democrats and upheld the law. By doing so, they have prevented the Dem Machine that threatens a socialist “Blue Wave” from robbing Dallas County Independents, Republicans and Common Sense Democrats from a choice at the ballot box.”

Clay Jenkins filed over-tuned lawsuits that tried to prevent two Republican candidates with lawful appointments, Brian Hutcheson and Ashley Hutcheson, from being placed on the 2018 general election ballot.

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STATEMENT FROM THE DALLAS COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY CHAIRWOMAN MISSY SHOREY

Dallas, TX – The Dallas County Republican Party wholeheartedly rejects the racist behavior and language alleged in the campaign for Commissioners Court District 2. While the matter appears to be of a deeply personal family matter, the Dallas County Republican Party strongly condemns both the behavior and language that was used by Vic Cunningham.

As the Party of Lincoln, the Dallas County Republican Party stands for our core values of freedom, liberty, equality and opportunity for all Americans. Candidates facing such disturbing allegations, need to understand that our party has no room for bigotry and discrimination.

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Dallas Independent School District (DISD) Cancels Invitation to Democratic Candidate after Republican Chairwoman Sounds the Alarm of Partisan Politics

Dallas County Republican Party Chairwoman Called on DISD to Cancel Blatant Attempt to Help Democrat Candidate

With the Dallas County Republican Party’s rapid press release calling out electioneering in public schools for a hand-chosen Democratic candidate, DISD canceled Colin Allred’s appearance at the school to register voters last Friday.

Two Democrats are vying to run for Congress against a proven leader and Chairman of the powerful House Rules Committee, Congressman Pete Sessions.

Dallas County Republican Chairwoman Missy Shorey pointed out this “appearance” planned at Woodrow Wilson High School by the Democratic candidate was clearly a blatant political move to be on school grounds during student demonstrations on the 19th Anniversary of the Columbine School shootings.

Shorey emphasized teaching real civics lessons instead of attempting to manipulate students into becoming liberal political pawns by an opportunistic candidate.

Democrat candidate Colin Allred was being allowed by the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) to use school time and the school grounds at Woodrow Wilson High School to further his campaign, register voters, and bring a decidedly partisan message to students. Local news reports have noted that Mr. Allred would have addressed students during a planned “walkout” during the school day.

Shorey called on DISD to cancel the invitation to Mr. Allred and pledge to stop using our public schools as a location to further partisan campaigns:

“Regardless of how you feel about different ways to improve school safety and protect our children, everyone should be able to recognize that this event was an attempt for the liberal DISD to indoctrinate our children by holding a Democrat voting registration drive and rally on school grounds,” Shorey said.

Dallas Independent School District (DISD) Must Not Be Allowed to Further a Partisan Campaign for Public Office

Dallas County Republican Party Chairwoman Calls on DISD to Cancel Blatant Attempt to Help Democrat Candidate

Tomorrow, Democrat candidate Colin Allred is being allowed by the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) to use school time and the school grounds at Woodrow Wilson High School in order to further his campaign, register voters, and bring a decidedly partisan message to students.  Local news reports have noted that Mr. Allred will be addressing students during a planned “walkout” during the school day.

Missy Shorey, the Dallas County Republican Party Chairwoman, called on DISD to cancel the invitation to Mr. Allred and pledge to stop using our public schools as a location to further partisan campaigns:

“Regardless of how you feel about different ways to improve school safety and protect our children as they attend our schools, everyone should be able to recognize this event, with Colin Allred as a speaker, is designed to support a specific campaign, a specific party, and drive voter registration for Democrats.  

This should not be allowed during the school day or on public school property.  Tens of thousands of voters across the city would not at all support this use of their tax dollars that go to DISD.

I am calling on DISD to cancel the appearance of Mr. Allred and issue a pledge to not allow partisan campaigning on their campuses in the future.  I strongly urge our school board to take immediate action and stop this blatant attempt to further this Democrat candidate and his voter registration drive.”

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Dallas County Republican Party Proudly Announces Vice President Mike Pence as Keynote Speaker For 2018 Reagan Day Dinner

Dallas, TX ― The Dallas County Republican Party (DCRP) is proud to announce Vice President Michael R. Pence, the 48th Vice President of the United States, as the Keynote Speaker and Honored Guest for the annual Reagan Day Dinner. This is a historic event since Vice President Pence will be the first vice president to speak at the prestigious Reagan Day Dinner.

Dallas County Republican Party Chairwoman Missy Shorey states, “Securing Vice President Mike Pence as our Keynote Speaker reflects the importance of Dallas County to conservatives throughout the nation. There is a national focus on how we are campaigning with our core Republican values of liberty, opportunity and security in one of the most dynamic and fast-growing counties in the country, Dallas County. Having the Vice President as our Honored Guest is proof positive Dallas County is an important battleground where we will work to win in 2018 and beyond.”

Vice President Mike Pence shares his excitement for the event stating, “I’m honored to join the great men and women of the Dallas GOP to discuss one of the most successful first years under an American president, but also the exciting road ahead. We have a great story to tell – from President Trump cutting taxes for working families and job creators, to pulling back regulatory red tape. Our economy is booming, and we’re only getting started. I look forward to address these great activists who are the heart of our party and the conservative movement.”

Doug Deason, Finance Chairman of the Dallas County Republican Part explains, “To date, this is the only county event Vice President Mike Pence will be doing this year. When I asked Vice President Pence about being our Keynote Speaker and Honored Guest, both he and his team knew how important Dallas County is to be standing strong ― especially in metropolitan areas.”

Deason continues, “Last year, we raised historic amounts, and this year we intend to go beyond that, so we have the resources to get our message out in Dallas County. The Reagan Day Dinner will be held on the evening of Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the Omni Dallas Hotel. Proceeds from the event will support grassroots growth and training, enhanced community engagement, get out the vote (GOTV) programs and unprecedented efforts to defend democracy in Dallas County. The Reagan Day Dinner was previously known as the Lincoln Day Dinner. This prestigious event has been a staple for the Dallas County Republican Party for the past 30 years.

Vice President Pence is appearing at this event as a featured guest and is not soliciting any funds or donations.

Republicans Reject Racism While Democrat Party Neglects Candidates

STATEMENT FROM THE DALLAS COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY CHAIRWOMAN MISSY SHOREY

Dallas, TX – It is utterly incorrect and a sad demonstration of the Democrats go-to identity politics to accuse others of racism. As a woman who has often been the only female in the room, this type of slander is inexcusable to me. The Democratic Party of Dallas chose who signed each candidate's application, so if any racial group is singled out, the Democratic Party needs to address Representative Johnson's allegation. Questions about racism should be referred to the Democratic party in Dallas County for a proper response. We all need to know if race played a part in who signed what application. The Republican party simply sorted the Democrats handiwork into three piles, based on the three very different initials and signatures, on the line that says, "Signature of Chair".

Furthermore, unsubstantiated assertions of application leaks by the Party of Lincoln are misplaced and are desperate attempts to deflect from the Democrat’s disarray. To set the record straight, I call on our watchdogs in the press to dig deep and find out where the reporter who claims to have obtained advanced copies of the lawsuit got it from. It was not the Dallas Republican Party and I did not authorize anyone else to distribute advance copies of the lawsuit.

DCRP​ ​Statement​ ​on​ ​Lupe​ ​Valdez

Today’s filing by Democrat Sheriff Lupe Valdez is the 12th Democrat, after a slew of others, who finally decided to running for Texas Governor as a Democrat. Clearly, Ms. Valdez was not the Democrat Party’s first choice to run for governor. Here at the Dallas County Republican Party we will be watching Valdez as she puts forth a liberal agenda and keep her accountable. Governor Abbott’s leadership in Texas is outstanding and the voters see completely through this repeated attempt at dividing Texas with identity politics. This sad tactic failed in 2016 and it will fail again in 2018.

Yesterday, the Dallas County Republican Party revealed that the Dallas County Commissioners Court and Sheriff Lupe Valdez were playing politics instead of protecting citizens by refusing to appoint a new Sheriff immediately when Valdez conveyed her intention to run for Texas Governor. The law is clear, in the Texas Constitution Article XVI, Section 64(b), that Valdez was required to resign.

Valdez and her democrat and socialist allies’ efforts to try to run out the clock in order to thwart the will of primary voters were brought to light by the Dallas County Republican Party and Republican Party of Texas. We will continue to serve as unwavering advocates for the voters since Valdez has already shown her willingness to try and ignore voters – certainly a characteristic we don’t need in the Governor of second most populous state in the United States.

Already, the Dallas County Republican Party has seen strong interest from impressive law enforcement professionals eager to protect and serve the citizens of Dallas County. In addition to an immediate filing we are receiving calls from qualified candidates interested in running for Dallas County Sheriff in the March 2018 Republican Primary. We look forward to having the people choose their candidates for Dallas County Sheriff.

DCRP​ ​Calls​ ​on​ ​Dallas​ ​County​ ​Commissioners​ ​Court​ ​to Appoint​ ​A​ ​New​ ​Sheriff​ ​Immediately

Dallas, TX – The Dallas County Republican Party calls on Dallas County Democrat Sheriff Lupe Valdez to resign as Dallas County Sheriff immediately. For weeks Valdez has stated that she intends to run for Texas Governor. Article XVI, Section 65(b) of the Texas Constitution provides that a sheriff who becomes a candidate for another office automatically resigns his or her position if at least one year and 30 days remain in the sheriff’s current term. Chairwoman Missy Shorey had this to say:

“A sheriff’s responsibility is to keep their community safe and clearly Sheriff Valdez has her eyes set on climbing the political ladder rather than her jurisdiction,” said Chairwoman Missy Shorey. It is definite in the Texas Constitution that when a sheriff announces intention to run for public office they then automatically vacate their office. Valdez stated her candidacy and now I call on the Dallas County Commissioner’s Court to appoint a replacement so Valdez can run for Governor on her own time and not at the expense of Dallas County residents.”

Chairwoman Shorey continues, “It is unfortunate that Sheriff Valdez is playing politics instead of prioritizing the protection of Dallas County citizens. By default, she is forcing the tax payers of Dallas County to become defacto Democrat donors. We deserve far better from a person who is entrusted to enforce and uphold the law. We urge Sheriff Valdez to read her Texas Constitution that clearly states she needs to resign, effective immediately.”

Sheriff Valdez took office in 2004 and is known most recently for headlining at the 2016 Democratic National Convention where she praised Hillary Clinton. Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price is a Valdez supporter.

DCRP​ ​Passes​ ​Resolution​ ​Supporting​ ​Vote​ ​‘Against’​ ​DCS Proposition​ ​A

Dallas, TX – The Dallas County Republican Party (DCRP) Executive Committee passed a resolution Monday against the Dallas County Schools (DCS) Proposition A on the November 7, 2017 Constitutional Amendment Ballot. The resolution was passed unanimously by members of the Executive Committee. Chairman Phillip Huffines had this to say:

“Do not be misled by the name of Dallas County Schools. DCS is not to be confused with the Dallas Independent School District (DISD). DCS does not operate a single school nor does it educate students. In fact, DCS is a dangerous bus vendor bureaucracy that must go,” said Chairman Phillip Huffines. “DCS is millions of dollars in debt due to reckless deals and botched pay down schemes orchestrated by their management. DCS is ripping off Dallas County taxpayers and diverting dollars that could better serve our students. The buses are chronically late and there are alarming records of student safety complaints and violations. If you are concerned about Dallas County’s government accountability and student safety vote “Against” the Dallas County Schools Proposition A on November 7th.”

Voting “Against” DCS Bus Service Proposition A is a nonpartisan issue championed by Dallas Republican State Senator Don Huffines (SD-16) during the 85th Legislative Session and supported by Mayor Rawlings and two (2) DISD trustees. A vote “Against” the bus service would trigger a gradual wind down and the distribution of current assets to local districts who already contract elsewhere or run their own transportation service. The proposition will appear last on all ballots. Early voting is from October 23, 2017 to November 3, 2017 and the Constitutional Amendment Election will be held on November 7, 2017.

Governor​ ​Abbott​ ​and​ ​Chairman​ ​Huffines​ ​Raise​ ​$225,000

Dallas, TX – Governor Greg Abbott joined Chairman Phillip Huffines for a dinner benefiting the Dallas County Republican Party. The dinner was hosted by Kelli and Jerry Ford on September 21, 2017. Chairman Phillip Huffines had this to say:

“We are thrilled to have raised over $225,000 at our past quarterly fundraiser. Half of the donors were first-time donors to the Dallas County Republican Party.” said Chairman Phillip Huffines. “The success of this fundraiser is indicative of reaching our ambitious goals for 2018. Over the past year the Dallas County Republican Party has gained tremendous momentum both financially and structurally to spread the Republican message of hope and opportunity across Dallas County. We look forward to working alongside the Governor as we prepare to defeat the Democrats up and down the ballot in 2018!”

Kelli and Jerry Ford graciously offered to host a fundraiser for the Dallas County Republican Party with Governor Greg Abbott as the special guest. The fundraiser took place on September 21st and yielded a monumental financial success.

Flooding on the Texas Coast

Houston, TX – Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas Coast last week and has caused record flooding. Chairman Phillip Huffines had this to say:

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to those effected by the devastation brought on by Hurricane Harvey. I encourage every Texan to offer their support to those displaced by this tragedy and to offer any help they can to the relief efforts,” said Chairman Phillip Huffines. “We’re truly thankful for the efforts of the brave first responders who have plunged into the waters to rescue stranded Texans. Our prayers remain focused on all of those effected by the storm.”

Hurricane Harvey made landfall late last week and has brought on flooding throughout the Texas Coast. More rain is expected to fall in the coming days, adding strain to the already overflowing drainage systems. Governor Abbott has activated the entire Texas National Guard in response to the hurricane.

Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) Diagnosed with Cancer

Phoenix, AZ – Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) was diagnosed with brain cancer according to the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix. Chairman Phillip Huffines had this to say:

“Our hearts go out to Senator McCain and his family during this difficult time,” said Phillip Huffines. “Senator McCain is a man of impeccable strength and a distinguished military career. We wish him the strength and fortitude to persevere in the days to come.”

The tumor was discovered during a procedure to remove a blood clot from behind Senator McCain’s eye. Senator McCain and his family are currently reviewing further treatment options.

Man Arrested for Voter Fraud in Dallas

Dallas, TX – The Dallas Police Department made its first arrest in the West Dallas Voter Fraud case Wednesday. Chairman Phillip Huffines had this to say:

“I applaud the great work by Dallas Police Department and District Attorney Faith Johnson’s office for indicting Miguel Hernandez in the West Dallas Voter Fraud case. His indictment further proves voter fraud is a real issue for Texans,” said Chairman Phillip Huffines. “Our right to vote is our biggest asset in the pursuit of Liberty, and any individual who steals that right from any American citizens should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. I look forward to Special Session where Governor Abbott has named voter fraud a key issue.”

Miguel Hernandez has been associated with “Jose Rodriguez,” the anonymous figure accused of assisting in over 700 mail-in ballots. Hernandez is currently only accused of one count of illegal voting.

One Year Anniversary of DPD Ambush

Dallas, TX – On the one year anniversary of the ambush on Dallas Police officers, Chairman Phillip Huffines released this statement:

“Let us set politics aside as we somberly remember the event that shocked Dallas to the core one year ago. I hope we can unite as a community to remember these fallen heroes and the ultimate sacrifice they made in the name of our safety,” said Chairman Phillip Huffines. “Our hearts and prays go out to their families and to all those who continue to protect us. We will forever support these selfless individuals and their efforts to protect the lives of our citizens.”

House Passes “Kate’s Law” and Sanctuary Cities Bill

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. House passed “Kate’s Law” and a bill focused on cracking down on sanctuary cities today largely along party lines. Chairman Phillip Huffines had this to say:

“The two bills passed by the House today are critical for defending Americans. For too long a secure border has been ignored which has put American citizens in danger,” said Chairman Phillip Huffines. “The passage of ‘Kate’s Law’ and the Sanctuary Cities bill allows law enforcement to crack down on criminals who have entered our country illegally and removes one of the biggest lures for illegal aliens. This is a big step for protecting all Americans.”

The sanctuary city bill passed with a vote of 228-195 and “Kate’s Law” passed by a vote of 257-167. The bills now have to go to the Senate before hitting President Trump’s desk.

Dustin Marshall Wins DISD, Place 2

Dallas, TX – Dustin Marshall defeated Lori Kirkpatrick for the Dallas Independent School District, Place 2. Chairman Phillip Huffines had this to say:

“Dustin Marshall’s victory today was a win for all students in DISD, Place 2. His unrivaled commitment is key for ensuring every student has the opportunity to receive a quality education,” said Chairman Phillip Huffines. “Our children deserve the very best, and I am confident under the experienced, dedicated leadership of Dustin, the students of DISD, Place 2 will receive just that.”

Today, Dustin Marshall defeated Lori Kirkpatrick handily receiving over 66% of the vote. Kirkpatrick won the Primary, nearly winning outright.

Representative Neave Arrested Tuesday Night

Dallas, TX – Late Tuesday night Texas House member Victoria Neave, District 107, was arrested for a DWI after running into a tree. Chairman Phillip Huffines had this to say:

"Dallas County doesn't need elected officials who break the law and endanger our children and the public by driving drunk. Dallas County, and House District 107 must demand better," said Chairman Phillip Huffines. "Our focus is on getting Republicans elected throughout the County and we will be actively supporting the Republican nominee for this seat in 2018.”

Representative Neave was booked at the Dallas County Jail around 3:30 a.m. early Wednesday morning after crashing into a tree in Dallas.

The SCOTUS to Hear Trump Travel Moratorium

Washington, D.C. – The Supreme Court announced that it plans to determine whether President Trump’s moratorium on travel was lawful. Chairman Phillip Huffines had this to say:

“The Supreme Court’s decision to reinstate the moratorium is vital for defending Americans,” said Chairman Phillip Huffines. “When they review the case, I have no doubt they will see what we all have seen; it lawfully defends our country from foreign aggressors. It is absolutely vital that we secure our border and President Trump’s Executive Order puts us on the path to do just that.”

The Supreme Court reinstated President Trump’s moratorium on travel from six countries; determining that those without any ties or relationships in the United States would be unable to enter temporarily. They announced their intention to hear the case sometime this Fall.

SREC Elects New RPT Chairman

Austin, TX – The State Republican Executive Committee (SREC) elected James Dickey as the new Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas and Chairman Phillip Huffines had this to say:

“I would like to congratulate James for winning the election today to become Chairman of RPT. He has a very clear vision of the future of the Republican Party here in Texas,” said Chairman Phillip Huffines. “Now we must hit the ground running as we work to elect Republicans in the future. Together, we’re not only going to Keep Texas Red, but we’re going to Take Back Dallas County!”

James Dickey won the election at the SREC meeting today over challenger Rick Figueroa. James is the Chairman of the Travis County Republican Party and will now take over the seat vacated by Tom Mechler who resigned just a few weeks ago due to family reasons.

Chairman Phillip Huffines Signs Letter to the Governor

Dallas, TX – Yesterday, Chairman Phillip Huffines signed a letter written by Aaron Harris, Executive Director of Direct Action Texas, to the Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Chairman Huffines had this to say:

“The increasing reports of voter fraud continue to challenge the integrity of the electoral process in Texas. Our right to vote is the foundation of Democracy and the cornerstone of the Constitution,” said Chairman Phillip Huffines. “We must do everything within our power to ensure that right is protected for our citizens. That is why I am proud to stand with Direct Action Texas as we cordially request the Governor to call a special session to address the problem of voter fraud in Texas.”

Direct Action Texas has led the charge in calling for legislative action during Texas’ 85th Legislature to ensure ballot integrity. Their letter to Governor Abbott has been signed by over 100 grassroots leaders throughout the state and encourages the Governor to use his constitutional authority to force the Texas Legislature to address the endemic problem of voter fraud across Texas.