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Vice President Mike Pence will speak at NRA convention in Dallas

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.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas/2018/04/24/vice-president-mike-pence-will-speak-nra-convention-dallas

Beto O’Rourke Doesn’t Want to Be Democrats’ Next National Cause

Beto O’Rourke, the Texas congressman who is running for U.S. Senate against Ted Cruz, is looking to live out a Democratic fantasy of turning Texas blue by taking down the only Republican who gets Democrats nearly as riled up as President Donald Trump, in a race no one thinks he can win.

But he insists he doesn’t want to become the next national Democratic cause along the way—that kind of attention can create a backlash.

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/03/20/beto-orourke-doesnt-want-to-be-democrats-next-national-cause-217659

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Group Gathering Signatures to Recall Plano Councilman

A group in Plano has launched a new push to get rid of a city council-member they say is unfit to lead.

Councilman Tom Harrison came under fire after sharing a Facebook video showing girls in hijabs with the words, “Share if you think Trump should ban Islam in American schools.”

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Group-Gathering-Signatures-to-Recall-Plano-Councilman-476909873.html

Texas Primary Election Results

Texans voted on Tuesday in primary elections marked by widespread infighting. Democrats have been clamoring to flip three congressional seats in districts that Hillary Clinton won in 2016. But in recent weeks, establishment Democrats have had to grapple with progressive candidates, and far-right Republicans have set their sights and advertising dollars on moderate Republicans.

https://www.nytimes.com/elections/results/texas-primary-election

 

On first day of early voting in Texas primaries, turnout looks up — especially among Democrats

On Tuesday, more Democrats cast primary ballots than Republicans on the first day of early voting in the 15 Texas counties with the most registered voters. That hasn’t happened since 2008.

https://www.texastribune.org/2018/02/21/first-day-early-voting-texas-primaries-numbers-are-especially-among-de/

Early Voting

Thank You to everyone that has already voted – please text your friends a reminder to vote. Did you know that you may vote early at ANY polling location? Polls are open this week 8-5, 7-7 Saturday, 1-6 Sunday. Let’s elect our best candidates during this Primary, so we can bring home a win in November!

The Supreme Court’s conservatives just ensured that Latino votes still won’t count in Texas.

On Tuesday evening, the Supreme Court blocked two rulings by a federal district court that would have required Texas to redraw its state and federal congressional districts. The lower court had ruled that the Texas Legislature illegally gerrymandered these districts along racial lines and ordered new maps for the 2018 election. But by a 5–4 vote, the Supreme Court put that order on hold, ensuring that the gerrymander will remain through 2018. The decision may also indicate that the five Republican-appointed justices will eventually reverse the district court’s decisions altogether.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2017/09/the_supreme_court_s_conservatives_just_ensured_that_latino_votes_still_won.html

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Donald Trump cancels Dallas fundraiser scheduled for Sept. 27

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.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/donald-trump-1/2017/09/05/donald-trump-cancels-dallas-fundraiser-scheduled-sept-27