Thursday, September 12, 2013

Texas Attorney General Candidate Forum in Tyler, TX Sept. 14th, 2013 w/ Smitherman, Paxton & Branch

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is running for Governor. That means Texas will need to elect a new Attorney General. The three candidates in the race are Barry Smitherman, Ken Paxton, and Dan Branch.

I have already written a couple of articles on Barry Smitherman, who is a strong Christian conservative. Now you can see Barry Smitherman yourself, along with the other two candidates Ken Paxton and Dan Branch, as they discuss the issues. More info about the forum below.

The following information about the candidate forum is from Grassroots America:

Regional Candidate Forum: Candidates for Texas Attorney General

The East Texas Constitutional Alliance – of which Grassroots America is a founding member – will sponsor the following candidate forums.  [Note:  Grassroots America will also hold candidate forums for other statewide and local races.  Scheduling is in progress.]

Candidates for Attorney General to Participate in Tyler Forum

State Rep. Dan Branch, State Sen. Ken Paxton & Texas Railroad Commissioner Barry Smitherman will be in Tyler on Saturday, September 14 for our first candidate forum for the 2014 campaign season!

The three declared candidates vying for the Republican nomination for Texas Attorney General will be in Tyler on Saturday, September 14 for a candidate forum sponsored by the East Texas Constitutional Alliance. The Alliance is composed of grassroots conservative organizations from across the East Texas region.  Grassroots America is a charter member of the Alliance.

The candidates will take questions from panelists JoAnn Fleming and Mike Kinzie. The candidate forum is free and open to the public. It will be held at the UT-Tyler Ornelas Activity Center, 3402 Old Omen Road. The doors will open at 2 PM with the event starting promptly at 2:30 PM. The event will end at 5 PM with a straw poll. 

The panelists:

  • Michael Kinzie has been active the Texas TEA Party Movement since attending his first rally on April 15, 2009 in Sulphur Springs, Texas. He is a gifted writer, the founder of the Lake Fork TEA Party Patriots and the creative talent behind website, an informative collection of TEA Party news, blogs and events.
  • JoAnn Fleming has been a leader in the constitutional conservative movement for twenty-one years. She is the two-term Chair of the Texas Legislature’s TEA Party Caucus Advisory Committee – a citizen advisory board to the TX Legislature’s TEA Party Caucus. In this volunteer role, she works directly with legislators, statewide officials, grassroots leaders from across the state and with statewide organizations as a member of the Conservative Budget Coalition. She is the full-time volunteer Executive Director of Grassroots America – We the People; a self-retired county commissioner; a sought-after public speaker; a Heritage Action Sentinel; and a member of US Senator Ted Cruz’s “Kitchen Cabinet” grassroots team of advisors.

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