Republican Party of Navarro County hosts 2020 GOP Candidate Forum

February 14, 2020 By Mark Archibald — Corsicana Daily Sun Navarro County Republican Chairman Eric R. Meyers welcomed over 180 people to the Republican Party’s 2020 candidate forum at the Corsicana Opry and Events Center Tuesday February 11.  The forum showcased several Navarro County candidates who are in contested primary races including Navarro County District Attorney, Navarro County Sheriff, and County Commissioner Precinct 3.  Meyers encouraged those in attendance to view the candidate forum as a job interview. Questions were tailored to specific races.  The candidates were each isolated while the other spoke.  The forum’s moderators were Will Orr, Republican […]

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U.S. Congressman Wright presents Larry Hodge with Congressional Veterans Commendation

February 13, 2020 U.S. Congressman Ron Wright (R-TX) honored Larry Hodge of Corsicana with the Congressional Veterans Commendation Tuesday night February 11 at the Republican Party of Navarro County GOP Candidate Forum at the Corsicana Opry in downtown Corsicana. The commendation is presented to a U.S. military veteran who continues to serve their community and country as a community volunteer, civic leader or elected official after the completion of their military service.  Although the commendation has been in existence for several years, Hodge is the first veteran in Navarro County to receive it.  The commendation is non-partisan, but the first […]

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Navarro County Republican Women Hold Candidate Forum

January 31, 2020 By Mark Archibald — Corsicana Daily Sun The Navarro County Republican Women held a candidate forum along with their regular business meeting Tuesday January 28.  State and local candidates each made their case with little more than a month before the Texas Primary Election on March 3. District Attorney Candidates Will Thompson and Will Dixon gave their pitches. “I did the things I said he was going to do,” Dixon said of Governor Greg Abbott’s endorsement.  “Prosecutors wear the white hats, and must conduct themselves with respect.  I’m not going to be beholden to statistics,” he said, […]

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Democrats’ Early 2020 Blitz to Flip Texas Flops

January 30, 2020 By Paul J. Weber — Associated Press AUSTIN — If Texas is going to be competitive in 2020, the first race wasn’t. Democrats went all in on a legislative runoff in the booming Houston suburbs, drumming up endorsements from Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren and putting $ 1 million on the ground.  Still, a Republican real estate developer, who had lost several previous tries for office, cruised to a double-digit victory. It was a high-profile defeat for Democrats who supercharged a sleepy statehouse special election in a bid to make an early 2020 strike on the GOP’s […]

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Big Republican Win in Texas House District 28 — First Test of 2020

January 29, 2020 “I am so grateful for the Republican Party of Texas, Chairman James Dickey, and the hardworking staff and volunteers who help make our victory possible.  This election was a team win.  I look forward to working with RPT again this fall to keep Texas Red!” State Representative-Elect Gary Gates It was our first test — and Republicans won! Last night (January 28) was a huge win for Texas Republicans with the conclusive 16=point victory for State Representative-Elect Gary Gates over his socialist progressive Democrat opponent — a victory so convincing that Gary achieved double the 2018 margin-of-victory […]

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Proposed Texas Rail Line has the look of High Speed Fail

By U.S. Representative Ron Wright January 14, 2020 While Texas Central would have you believe that its high-speed rail project will solve Texas’s transportation woes, there’s far more to the pipe dream they’re peddling than they would have you believe. The proposed project, which is lauded by Texas Central as privately-funded and “the nation’s first high- speed train,” would connect Dallas and Houston with approximately 240 miles of track.  Travelers would allegedly be able to make the journey between these two hubs in under 90 minutes.  Additionally, the project would utilize all-electric Japanese train technology, that promises environmental benefits and […]

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U.S. Congressman Ron Wright Votes ‘No’ on War Powers Resolution

January 11, 2020 WASHINGTON D.C. —  Congressman Ron Wright (R-TX) voted “No” on the War Powers Resolution Thursday January 9. “I voted NO on the Democrats’ unconstitutional War Powers Resolution,” he said. “President Trump used the authority granted to him by Article II of the Constitution of the United States to defend our nation and protect the safety of all Americans.  The non-binding resolution we voted on today has no legal basis and is nothing more than a messaging stunt designed to undermine the President’s ability to put American interests first.  Make no mistake, Qasem Soleimani was a terrorist.  He […]

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Republican Party of Navarro County Discuss Upcoming Primary Election

By Mark Archibald — Corsicana Daily Sun January 10, 2020 Members of the Navarro County Republican Executive Committee heard from candidates in contested races at a regular meeting Tuesday January 7 at the group’s headquarters in Corsicana.  Candidates for Navarro County Sheriff, County Commissioner Precinct 3, Constable Precinct 2, and District Attorney introduced themselves to those in attendance. Sheriff Elmer Tanner received the endorsement of Texas Representative Cody Harris.  “I’m honored to receive Harris’ support,” he said.  “Cody understands and respects the job that we do.” “Sheriff Tanner worked closely with me during the 86th Legislative session, making sure I […]

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U.S. Congressman Ron Wright Reviews 2019, Pessimistic About 2020

By Mark Archibald — Corsicana Daily Sun January 3, 2020 Texas’ Sixth District Congressman, Ron Wright, stopped by the Daily Sun Monday December 30, to wrap up 2019, though he said he is pessimistic about the legislative prospects in 2020. Wright called 2019 “extraordinary.”  After one year in office, Wright said he is ready to defend his record.  “This year began with a partial government shutdown and ended with impeachment,” Wright said.  “A lot of what happened in between, was a political circus.” Wright said there are many positives happening in Congress, though leadership often politicizes the issues to the […]

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U.S. Congressman Ron Wright Votes ‘No’ on Impeachment of Trump

Corsicana Daily Sun December 20, 2019 “I voted ‘no’ on both Articles of Impeachment. “Today is a dark day for the Republic.  For the first time in history, Democrats impeached a President of the United States without any evidence of a crime being committed.  The Articles of Impeachment we voted on laid out vague allegations of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, the latter of which has traditionally been left to the Supreme Court’s determination. Before the President ever stepped foot in the Oval Office, Democrats vowed to impeach him simply because they dislike him.  However, the Constitution does […]

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