As we enter the final month of the general election season, the stakes are getting higher and the challenge Republicans from the top of the ticket to the bottom face are all the more apparent.
Many of you are eager to know where you help is most needed. This post is to provide some suggestions on that front.
In no particular order, if you are want to help the top of the ticket, some of the best things you can do is either travel to a battleground state and campaign on the ground or make phone calls. The Trump campaign website even has a pretty neat “Trump Talk” feature that allows you to make phone calls directly from your home!
If you would like to travel to a battleground state to do some “boots on the ground” work, you can do so either by coordinating directly with the Trump campaign in the state of your choosing, or you can contact the Republican Party of Texas and talk to them about joining one of its “Mighty Texas Strike Force” teams. If you would like to make phone calls, visit the Trump Talk website. Links are below.
We will soon have a very limited number of Trump-Pence yard signs available (the order was placed a couple days ago). If you would like one, please contact me while supplies last.
There is also a lot of work to be done closer to home. While Texas as a whole remains a solidly red state, there are definitely battleground areas within it where Republicans could lose ground this November if we don’t fight hard. Dallas County is one of those areas, and there are about a dozen races in it where Republicans have realistic to serious chances of losing.
You can aid in these races by joining me and other Hunt County volunteers in going door-to-door this Saturday morning, October the 15th, to campaign for Cindy Burkett and Kenneth Sheets, two of the aforementioned Republicans in the Dallas County area facing a tough re-election fight. If you aren’t able to make this trip, but would still like to help Dallas County Republicans, please feel free to contact me and I’ll make sure you get in touch with the campaign you wish to assist.
Please let me know as soon as possible if you are able to help this Saturday so I can make sure we have the walk-books and such we’ll need ready to go. We’ll work from approximately 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. It's okay if you make a last minute decision to attend though. No help will be turned away!
If you believe Republicans need to hold together and support Trump because the next President will likely shape the Supreme Court for the next couple of decades, then you should also want to help our Republican Justices on the 5th Court of Appeals in Dallas who are facing re-election fights. Those Justices are Lana Myers (Place 4) and David Schenk (Place 8). The 5th Court of Appeals IS VERY important to Hunt County residents because it is one of the Courts that Hunt County cases are appealed to.
If you would like to help these campaigns, please contact me and I will put you in touch with the right people. I also have campaign signs for both Justice Myers and Justice Schenk and would invite you to pick one up and put it out in your yard. Shoot me an email or phone call if you are interested either of those things.
Last, but not least, we have a Republican candidate for Constable in Hunt County Precinct 2, Charles Adams. Charles is a longtime law enforcement veteran, loyal Republican, and all around good guy who would serve ALL residents of Precinct 2 well. Last election Charles narrowly lost his race against the incumbent, and with just a little more support and turnout he could win this time around.
Please contact me if you able to help Charles, or contact him directly via his Facebook page (link below) and we’ll let you know his biggest needs.
I know this is and has been a difficult election cycle for many Republicans. It is inevitable that we will have to deal with times and situations such as now that aren’t sunshine and roses. However, I hope and trust that win, lose, or draw, we will come out of this election united and ready to face the changed political landscape, to advance our Republicans principles and secure the future for our children.
Mark Hutchins, Chairman
Mighty Texas Strike Force: https://www.texasgop.org/strikeforce/
Trump Talk: https://talk.donaldjtrump.com/
10/15/16 Dallas Co. Block-walking: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/super-saturday-block-walk-hd-107-and-hd-113-tickets-28509637092
Charles Adams Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/charles.adams.1694?fref=ts