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 ATTENTION:  ON SATURDAY, A MAIL HIT PIECE WAS SENT OUT ABOUT COMMISSIONER RAY CLARK OF PRECINCT 2.

IF YOU ARE A PRECINCT 2 VOTER,  PLEASE READ THE ARTICLE BY MATTHEW RICHARDS AT INFORNEY.COM AND ALSO

175 20 BLOG.  BOTH OF THESE ARTICLES WILL BE VERY ENLIGHTENING.

 

 

 

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PUBLIC STATEMENT ON 'TEA

 

 

PARTY SPOKESPEOPLE'

 

In the coming months, we the undersigned fully anticipate a steady stream of public statements, including "official" candidate endorsements, from self-appointed "leaders" of and "spokespeople" for "the tea party movement."  We also anticipate a steady stream of news stories
 trumpeting these pronouncements as if they come from "the tea party movement" as a whole.

We are, of course, encouraged by the fact that core American principles, including constitutionally-limited government and fiscal responsibility, are gaining a lot of attention in the news lately.  We are also pleased that activists who advocate for these principles are finding more opportunities
 to bring their message to a larger audience.  We must advise, however, that the individuals who are the most accessible to the news media are not ecessarily the individuals best situated to provide an authentic tea party perspective on issues and candidates.

In an attempt to clarify these issues, we write to emphasize the following key points:

  1. While tea party activists and groups share an affinity for certain core principles, including fiscal responsibility, limited government and free enterprise, the individual activists of this highly decentralized movement often have highly diverse viewpoints as to the
     most effective avenues for advancing those common core principles.
  2. While each tea party activist is free to share his or her own personal opinions on candidates and issues, and individual activists may sometimes join together in support of collective statements, no individual, group or coalition of groups is authorized to speak
     on behalf of "the tea party movement" as a whole.
  3. In the absence of clear evidence to the contrary, it should be assumed that any individuals speak for themselves and only for themselves. Any individuals, groups or coalitions who would claim, suggest or imply that they speak on behalf of "the tea party movement" as a whol
  4.  are suggesting a level of authority that they do not hold. 
  5. While certain political candidates may garner substantial support from individual activists aligned with tea party principles, individual activists nd local groups are free to endorse candidates, "the tea party movement" does not, as a whole, endorse candidates.
  6. While it is often accurate to describe a candidate as "supported by many tea party activists" or "receiving substantial support from tea party groups," it is not accurate or proper to refer to any candidate as "the tea party candidate."
  7. While certain political positions and statements may garner substantial agreement among tea party-aligned voters, and individual activists are free to render their personal opinions, "the tea party movement" does not, as a whole, take "official positions" or issue "official statements."

To the extent that there may be any question whatsoever about the legitimacy of any message, position or messenger, we encourage members of the news media to endeavor to present a balanced and accurate perspective on the movement by, for example:

  1. Actively soliciting and reporting perspectives from a diversity of activists having established and recognized track records within the movement.
  2. Questioning any individuals suggesting or implying authority to speak on behalf of anyone but themselves as to who, specifically, they represent and challenging them to clearly establish such authority.
  3. Avoiding the use of "tea party" titles in any way that would imply or suggest the authority to speak for the movement.
  4. Where a specific title or group is employed, include a disclaimer clarifying that the individual or group issuing the statement represents only one individual or group out of thousands nationwide. 

While we share certain core principles and many common goals, there are as many points of view in the tea party movement as there are tea party activists, and we are hopeful that future news coverage will reflect more accurately the movement's rich diversity.

Sincerely,
- The Undersigned

 Dr. Dwayne Collins
Chairman, Edom TEA Party
Edom, Texas

Jo Ann Fleming
Executive Director,
Grassroots America - We the People
Tyler, Texas

 

To see more signers go to http://commonsensecitizens.net/pages/Public_Statement/ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014  Republican Primary Candidates

 

                                                                     National

Office Sought

Name on Ballot

U. S. Senator

Chris Mapp

U. S. Senator

Curt Cleaver

U. S. Senator

Dwayne Stovall

U. S. Senator

John Cornyn

U. S. Senator

Ken Cope

U. S. Senator

Linda Vega

U. S. Senator

Reid Reasor

U. S. Senator

Steve Stockman

U.S. Representative District 5

Jeb Hensarling

State

Governor

Greg Abbott

Governor

Lisa Fritsch

Governor

Miriam Martinez

Governor

SECEDE Kilgore

Lieutenant Governor

 Dan Patrick

Lieutenant Governor

David Dewhurst

Lieutenant Governor

Jerry Patterson

Lieutenant Governor

Todd Staples

Attorney General

Barry Smitherman

Attorney General

Dan Branch

Attorney General

Ken Paxton

Comptroller of Public Accounts

Debra Medina

Comptroller of Public Accounts

Glenn Hegar

Comptroller of Public Accounts

Harvey Hildebran

Comptroller of Public Accounts

Raul Torres

Commissioner of the General Land Office

David Watts

Commissioner of the General Land Office

George P. Bush

Commissioner of Agriculture

Eric Opiela

Commissioner of Agriculture

J. Allen Carnes

Commissioner of Agriculture

Joe Cotton

Commissioner of Agriculture

Sid Miller

Commissioner of Agriculture

Tommy Merritt

Railroad Commissioner

Becky Berger

Railroad Commissioner

Wayne Christian

Chief Justice, Supreme Court

Nathan Hecht

Chief Justice, Supreme Court

Robert Talton

Justice, Supreme Court Place 6

Jeff Brown

Justice, Supreme Court Place 6

Joe Pool

Justice, Supreme Court Place 7

Jeff Boyd

Justice, Supreme Court Place 8

Phil Johnson

Justice, Supreme Court Place 8

Sharon McCally

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 3

Barbara Walther

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 3

Bert Richardson

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 4

Jani Jo Wood

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 4

Kevin Patrick Yeary

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 4

Richard Dean Davis

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 9

David Newell

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 9

W.C. “Bud” Kirkendall

County

State Senate District 2

Bob Deuell

State Senate District 2

Bob Hall

State Senate District 2

Mark Thompson

State Representative District 4

Lance Gooden

State Representative District 4

Stuart Spitzer

Justice, 5th Court of Appeals Place 3

Ada Brown

Justice, 5th Court of Appeals Place 6

David L. Bridges

Justice, 5th Court of Appeals Place 8

Bill Whitehill

Criminal District Attorney

Erleigh Norville Wiley

District Judge 86th District

Casey Blair

District Judge 86th District

Raymond “Rayme” Shackelford

District Judge 86th District

Rebecca Calabria

District Judge 86th District

Wade Gent

County Judge

Bruce Wood

County Court at Law # 1

Dennis Patman Jones

County Court at Law # 2

David Lewis

County Court at Law # 2

Bobby Rich

District Clerk

Rhonda G. Hughey

County Clerk

Laura Hughes

County Clerk

Angie Tijerina

County Treasurer

Johnny Countryman

County Treasurer

Ronnie Oldfield

County Surveyor

Greg Sjerven

County Commissioner Precinct 2

Jon Foster

County Commissioner Precinct 2

Ray Clark

County Commissioner Precinct 2

Skeet Phillips

County Commissioner Precinct 4

Danny Newton

County Commissioner Precinct 4

Jakie Allen

County Commissioner Precinct 4

Thomas Kintz

County Commissioner Precinct 4

Tim Ratcliff

County Commissioner Precinct 4

Tom S. Manning

Justice of the Peace Precinct 1

Lisa Gent Harrison

Justice of the Peace Precinct 1

Mary A. Bardin

Justice of the Peace Precinct 1

Michelle Cheney

Justice of the Peace Precinct 1

Tony Torres

Justice of the Peace Precinct 2

Patricia Ashcroft

Justice of the Peace Precinct 3

Mike Smith

Justice of the Peace Precinct 4

Grover Sanders

Justice of the Peace Precinct 4

Johnny Adams

Republican Chairman

Jimmy Weaver

Republican Chairman

Jody Deller

Precinct

Precinct Chair 10

Mark L. Hedrick

Precinct Chair 10

Dick Murphy

Precinct Chair 14

Barbara Jo Green

Precinct Chair 14

David L. West

Precinct Chair 18

Rick L. Pineda

Precinct Chair 18

Rick L. Pineda

Precinct Chair 30

Suzie Smith

Precinct Chair 30

Derek Moreland

 
 

 
 
 
 
  

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