Allen Blakemore

Party of Principle Martin

Gary Polland says it best – “We can have a party of principles with no money or we can have a party with money and no principles.” If you have known Gary for any length of time, you have heard him make this statement. He is, of course, referring to the Harris County Republican Party.
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Mary Jane Smith, Trash the slates

The Father of the Slates   I saw a Facebook post after the November 6th election blaming the slates for the loss. I responded back to the post, “which slates, the ones that defeated every democrat in Harris County, or the new slates that defeated every Republican.” There is a difference between the two sets
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Slate Wars

Slate Wars Part DEUX The slate wars between the social conservatives and moderates continues in Harris County as early voting begins in the 2018 Republican primary. The Republican candidates in contested primary races find themselves caught in the middle of this battle of the slates. The party chair race is the focal point of the
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Jim Murphy-Anti-Taxpayer MVP of the Year

Jim Murphy has outdone himself and it’s hard to tell which accomplishment garnered him this special award. One of this year’s recipients of the Texas Municipal League (TML) “Legislator of the Year” award is Jim Murphy. Fiscal conservatives call this award the “Anti-Taxpayer MVP Legislator of the Year” award – and rightfully so. Past recipients
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