Please forward this important message!
Thank you Senator Dan Patrick for bringing this to our Attention!
I am going to make this as straight forward and simple as I can. I am not saying that the current Governor or the current LT Governor will win their elections, but we need to plan ahead just in case. The bottom line is, if the Governor, the LT Governor, or both win their election bids for President and Senate, then the Texas State Senate would be in complete control of picking the next LT Governor and/or Governor. According to State Senator Dan Patrick, if this happens, it is a once in a life-time constitutional event that would be one of the most important and influential decisions ever. We MUST be prepared if this happens.
Democrats Could Pick our Next Governor! How Do We Prepare Ourselves?
The Republicans only hold a slim Majority in the Texas State Senate. There are 19 Republicans and 12 Democrats.
If at least 16 Republicans are not Completely United then the Democrats could very possibly pick the next Texas LT Governor and/or Governor! THAT WOULD BE DISASTEROUS. The Republicans hold the majority and therefore the Republicans should make that decision. Would the Democrats EVER let Republicans make this decision if they were the majority? NO!
We have to CALL or EMAIL all the Republican State Senators and ask them to join together and agree that the Republican Majority will be unified if this very important decision actually ends up happening. We also need to tell the Republican State Senators that the vote needs to be a public vote so that we can see how the votes are public because a Senator could tell us he/she is unified but then that Senator can break their promise in a secret vote.
Find your Texas State Senator Contact info Here: http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/senate/senmem.htm
Texas State Senator Dan Patrick Spoke to the SREC on October 1, 2011 Regarding a Unified Republican Senate Caucus Choice for LT Governor:
State Senator Dan Patrick came to our SREC meeting on Saturday, October 1st, 2011. Senator Dan Patrick expressed to us the important and dire nature of this situation. He asked us on the SREC to urge the Senate Republicans to be unified and to have a public vote.
In response to Senator Patrick’s request, I had prepared a resolution to present to the SREC. The resolution was to urge to Senate Republicans to be unified and to have a public vote. Senator Dan Patrick urged the SREC to pass this resolution and called it the most important resolution that this SREC will have ever voted on.
After some minor changes, the Resolution passed nearly unanimously. Only 1 SREC member out of 62 members voted against the resolution.
The Texas State Republican Executive Committee has Passed a Resolution Supporting a Unified Senate Republican Caucus Choice for LT Governor
Resolution Supporting a Unified Senate Republican Caucus Choice for LT Governor
Whereas, the primary function of the Republican Party of Texas is to elect candidates that embrace the principles articulated by the Republican Party of Texas Platform; and,
Whereas, grassroots Republicans have worked tirelessly to elect Republicans all across our great State; and,
Whereas, if either or both the Governor or the LT Governor win their elections to higher office, the Texas State Senate is required to select their successor; therefore, be it
Resolved, that the SREC urges the Republican members of the Texas Senate to join together and be unified in their selection of the Governor, and/or LT Governor if they are required to make such choices; and, be it further
Resolved, that the such votes in the Texas State Senate be record public votes; and,
Resolved, that a copy of this resolution be delivered by electronic mail to each Republican member of the Texas Senate for their signature or posted on the Republican Party of Texas website in a secure means which allows only those members or certified candidates to sign on electronically.
In Summary: PLEASE CALL or EMAIL YOUR REPUBLICAN STATE SENATOR!
State Republican Executive Committeeman for Senate District 3
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