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Endorse Lloyd Doggett's Opponent, PLEASE!

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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 1 of 5 , May 31, 2006

      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)


      From: Dave Nalle <dave@...>
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      Subject: Re: [RLC-Action] Endorse Lloyd Doggett's Opponent, PLEASE!
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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 2 of 5 , Jun 1, 2006
        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 3 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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