Harris County (Houston) SD conventionsSubmitted by ryanj0772 on Sun, 04/22/2012 - 13:00
I was at a large gathering of Senate Districts yesterday in Harris County. In Texas this year, we had to forgo precinct conventions due to an issue with re-districting going through the legal system and pushing back our primary date. The precinct conventions were essentially held at the SD conventions. I won a spot as a delegate from SD 13, CD 18. I beat another guy who was running. The guy that I beat won an at-large spot anyway, which is a good thing because as it turns out he was a Ron Paul supporter also. Neither of us knew that we both supported Paul beforehand.
Anyway, I know that many Paul delegates made it to state because I know quite a few of them personally and we are still trying to get the numbers tallied up to see just how many of us are planning on supporting Paul, but I can report that number will be substantial.
Another thing that I noticed was that NOBODY wanted to talk about who the presidential nominee would be. It seems that the 'establishment' Republicans know that we're there, but don't want to fight. I think that some of them may be able to be turned. I ask that anyone in Texas who made it to state - or anyone in another state who made it to their state's convention to contact the other delegates in your Senate District and feel them out. Let's get a good idea of how much strength we will have before the convention and let's try to persuade the non-Paul delegates that RP is the ONLY candidate who can beat Obama. Paul provides a stark contrast to Obama. Romney does not.