Vice President Mike Pence will be a keynote speaker at the National Rifle Association’s convention in Dallas next month.
The vice president will speak at the NRA Institute for Legislative Action leadership forum at the convention May 4 as part of a “powerful lineup of pro-freedom speakers,” the association announced Tuesday.
Other forum speakers include Gov. Greg Abbott, Sen. John Cornyn, Sen. Ted Cruz and NRA leaders.
Organizers have canceled President Donald Trump’s Dallas fundraising event that was scheduled for this month.
Trump was to headline a Sept. 27 fundraiser in Dallas. Ticket prices had ranged from $2,700 to $100,000 and included a $50,000-per-couple option. Most of the proceeds were headed to the Republican National Committee, with the first $2,700 going to Trump’s 2020 re-election account under more restrictive “hard money” rules.
AUSTIN — A federal court in San Antonio ruled Thursday that parts of Texas’ statehouse maps are intentionally discriminatory and ordered districts in four counties, including Dallas and Tarrant, redrawn.
The decision by a three-judge panel was the second time the court had ruled Texas’ statehouse maps discriminatory. Earlier this year, the court had ruled that the state’s 2011 maps were intentionally discriminatory. In 2013, the state redrew those maps after another court had found they had discriminatory effects. The 2013 maps are the ones currently used for elections.
Founder Paul Chabot, 42, started the company in May after making the move from San Bernadino, Calif., to McKinney, Texas, with his own family. Chabot, a Republican, had recently endured a second failed run for Congress.
When asked to describe what the company does exactly, Chabot said, “Our primary job is to help families living in more blue states relocate to red states.” In practice, he collects a commission from the buying and selling of homes.
Chabot’s goal is to establish a series of communities, primarily in North Texas, where entire neighborhoods are populated by conservative Republicans. In a way, what Chabot said he is offering is a chance to step into a time machine.