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Friday, May 16, 2008

Texas Republican Party looking for National Delegates


L-R: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich @ fundraiser in San Antonio for Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams, will be a featured speaker @ the Republican State Convention in Houston

Interested in Being a National Delegate?

Texas Delegates to the Republican National Convention are chosen in two ways:
By Congressional District Caucus
At-Large by the National Nominations Committee


All delegates chosen will serve in the same capacity at the Republican National Convention. (ie. there is no difference between congressional district delegates and at-large delegates, other than the way they are selected)

How do become nominated as a Delegate from my Congressional District?

3 Delegates and 3 Alternates will be chosen from each Congressional District to represent Texas at the Republican National Convention. Congressional District Caucuses will meet on Friday, June 13th at 4 p.m. and Saturday, June 14th at 8 a.m.

Room numbers will be announced in the official convention program. Please see RPT Rule 38 for nominating procedures.

How do I become nominated as an At-Large Delegate?
41 Delegates and 41 Alternates will be chosen “at-large” to represent Texas at the Republican National Convention. There are two ways to submit your name for consideration:

1. Click here and complete the Application for Consideration found at www.texasgop.org/convention and return to RPT Headquarters by May 23rd. Mail: 900 Congress Avenue, Suite 300 , Austin , TX 78701. Fax: 512-480-0709.

2. Testify in front of the National Nominations Committee at the State Convention on Friday, June 13th at 6 p.m. or Saturday, June 14th at 10 a.m. Room numbers will be announced in the official convention program. Please see RPT Rule 38 for nominating procedures.

While neither of these methods is required for consideration, they are good ways for the committee to gain information about applicants in order to make an educated decision. The only material that will be distributed to the National Nominations Committee by RPT is the Application for Consideration mentioned above, received by May 23rd. If you would like to distribute additional material, or if your form will be late, please bring at least 35 copies to the committee meeting during the times mentioned above.

Consider these before making this commitment!

A Mandatory meeting will be held for Delegates and Alternates 30 minutes after adjournment of the State Convention in the General Assembly Theater on the 3rd Floor of the George R. Brown Convention Center. All elected National Delegates and Alternates must attend.

Items you must provide at this meeting:
Credit Card number
Full contact information including email and cell phone
Photo ID

Credit Card - consider the expenses required: Housing Reservations will only be accepted at the Mandatory Delegate & Alternate Meeting.

There is a 5-night minimum for hotel reservations. Delegates and Alternates are responsible for all hotel costs, which could be approximately $1,500. Consider choosing a roommate to share the cost and space.

Reservations for Delegates and Alternates at the host hotel can only be made through RPT. Note: Delegates and Alternates are also responsible for all other travel expenses, meals, etc. Your total expense may be around $2,000 per person.

Contact Information - you must be available to receive information:
Over the summer, email will be the primary source of communication between Delegates/Alternates and the RPT Delegation Coordinator. During the National Convention (other than daily briefing meetings with handouts), text messaging on cell phones will be the primary source of communication between Delegates and Alternates and the RPT Delegation Coordinator.

Photo ID - this is required for participation at the National Convention:
All participants to the Republican National Convention will be required to carry government-issued photo IDs at all times during the convention. Please bring this with you to the mandatory delegate and alternate meeting as well.

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