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Endorse Lloyd Doggett's Opponent, PLEASE!

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  • rlcmcallen
    Lloyd Doggett, the radical liberal Democrat congressman from the 25th district of Texas is running unopposed EXCEPT for the brave Libertarian Grant Rostig.
    Message 1 of 5 , May 31 9:16 AM
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      Lloyd Doggett, the radical liberal Democrat congressman from the 25th
      district of Texas is running unopposed EXCEPT for the brave
      Libertarian Grant Rostig.

      Here is his web site:

      http://www.grant4congress.com/

      Our local talk radio station (KURV) just interviewed him for half an
      hour or so. He came across as a good conservative Republican.

      If anybody deserves an RLC endorsement on principle it should be him.

      I have recommended that our Texas organization take his campaign under
      consideration.
    • Dave Nalle
      ... Then I ve got to ask why he didn t run as one? I imagine we would have endorsed him eagerly then, and he would have automatically gotten thousands of
      Message 2 of 5 , May 31 2:16 PM
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        >Lloyd Doggett, the radical liberal Democrat congressman from the 25th
        >district of Texas is running unopposed EXCEPT for the brave
        >Libertarian Grant Rostig.
        >
        >Here is his web site:
        >
        >http://www.grant4congress.com/
        >
        >Our local talk radio station (KURV) just interviewed him for half an
        >hour or so. He came across as a good conservative Republican.

        Then I've got to ask why he didn't run as one? I imagine we would
        have endorsed him eagerly then, and he would have automatically gotten
        thousands of votes he won't see as a Libertarian and might actually
        have had a chance in the election.

        >If anybody deserves an RLC endorsement on principle it should be him.

        The argument could be made that as a matter of principle we should
        not endorse him since he lacks the good sense to mount a serious
        campaign as a Republican instead of with the doomed-to-lose LP.

        >I have recommended that our Texas organization take his campaign under
        >consideration.

        All of the above having been said, anyone is still better than Doggett, and
        endorsing him just to make a statement against Doggett might have some
        value.

        Dave
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      • michael franks
        There is a reason no Republican ran...as it is a solidly drawn democrat district. If someone wants to beat their head against the wall, spend their money, and
        Message 3 of 5 , May 31 5:53 PM
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          There is a reason no Republican ran...as it is a solidly drawn democrat district.   If someone wants to beat their head against the wall, spend their money, and campaign for a seat they have no shot of winning then more power to them.    I know many times we need to run someone to keep the democrats busy.    But we also need to run to win.  

          There is no way in hell we can win that seat as other seat in other races where there is even an outside shot at winning should get more attention and focus.

          Just coming from a campaign background and the entire objective of the RLC, which is to get our folks elected, we shouldn't waste time on "moral victories".    

          The irony of a race like this is we need a legitimate candidate.....but.....a legitimate candidate wouldn't actually run, because they would have the brains and common sense not to put themselves through a race there is no real way of winning to begin with. 

          I just dont understand why folks keep trying to run under the L banner just to get 3% of the vote?  or why some folks run as a D or R in a race that CLEARLY is a district that is the opposite parties seat voter wise?       

          Michael Franks

          Texas State Republican Executive Committee SD18 (for 3 more days untill I "retire" my position)


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          >Lloyd Doggett, the radical liberal Democrat congressman from the 25th
          >district of Texas is running unopposed EXCEPT for the brave
          >Libertarian Grant Rostig.
          >
          >Here is his web site:
          >
          >http://www.grant4congress.com/
          >
          >Our local talk radio station (KURV) just interviewed him for half an
          >hour or so. He came across as a good conservative Republican.

          Then I've got to ask why he didn't run as one?  I imagine we would
          have endorsed him eagerly then, and he would have automatically gotten
          thousands of votes he won't see as a Libertarian and might actually
          have had a chance in the election.

          >If anybody deserves an RLC endorsement on principle it should be him.

          The argument could be made that as a matter of principle we should
          not endorse him since he lacks the good sense to mount a serious
          campaign as a Republican instead of with the doomed-to-lose LP.

          >I have recommended that our Texas organization take his campaign under
          >consideration.

          All of the above having been said, anyone is still better than Doggett, and
          endorsing him just to make a statement against Doggett might have some
          value.

          Dave
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        • rlcmcallen
          There was a time when hardly any district could be won by anyone but a Democrat in Texas. The Republicans, the joke goes, could hold their convention in a
          Message 4 of 5 , Jun 1, 2006
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            There was a time when hardly any district could be won by anyone but a
            Democrat in Texas. The Republicans, the joke goes, could hold their
            convention in a phone booth. But they didn't give up.

            If nobody runs against Lloyd Doggett nobody in his district hearing
            about the election will hear anything to contradict the socialist
            positions he takes. A feisty candidate for liberty, even if he loses,
            has a better chance in the next few months to make a case for liberty
            and get a hearing than he will at any other time. Maybe even he could
            win at a future date. You guys have given up. Why bother with our
            little club?

            This is the reality: There are two candidates. One supports our vision
            for America and the other is a radical left winger. And you don't
            think we should even make a statement as to which is the better
            choice? What harm can that do? So we back a loser. The way it is now,
            we appear not to care. What does that say about us?

            This year we had 5 members running for the state legislature in Texas.
            They all lost in their primaries, but we supported them. They all feel
            I'm sure that if they had just had some more votes they would have
            won, but that is a truism. The fact is they are all good men, and
            deserved party support, but didn't get it. Now to deny even moral
            support to someone running a campaign supporting liberty against a
            real Democrat left winger just doesn't make sense to me.
          • Jeff Palmer
            I don t think anyone is disagreeing with you. He is [presumably] worthy of our support AND of our criticism that he would be a more credible candidate running
            Message 5 of 5 , Jun 1, 2006
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              I don't think anyone is disagreeing with you.  He is [presumably] worthy of our support AND of our criticism that he would be a more credible candidate running as a Republican.

              Jeff Palmer - jap@...
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              Subject: [RLC-Action] Re: Endorse Lloyd Doggett's Opponent, PLEASE!

              There was a time when hardly any district could be won by anyone but a
              Democrat in Texas. The Republicans, the joke goes, could hold their
              convention in a phone booth.  But they didn't give up.

              If nobody runs against Lloyd Doggett nobody in his district hearing
              about the election will hear anything to contradict the socialist
              positions he takes.  A feisty candidate for liberty, even if he loses,
              has a better chance in the next few months to make a case for liberty
              and get a hearing than he will at any other time. Maybe even he could
              win at a future date.  You guys have given up.  Why bother with our
              little club?  

              This is the reality: There are two candidates. One supports our vision
              for America and the other is a radical left winger. And you don't
              think we should even make a statement as to which is the better
              choice?  What harm can that do? So we back a loser. The way it is now,
              we appear not to care. What does that say about us?

              This year we had 5 members running for the state legislature in Texas.
              They all lost in their primaries, but we supported them. They all feel
              I'm sure that if they had just had some more votes they would have
              won, but that is a truism. The fact is they are all good men, and
              deserved party support, but didn't get it.  Now to deny even moral
              support to someone running a campaign supporting liberty against a
              real Democrat left winger just doesn't make sense to me.

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