October 2016

Montgomery County Republican Party


In This Issue

County Executive Committee October 4
Munch & Mingle at Headquarters Prior to Meeting
Sponsored by County Tax Assessor-Collector Tammy McRae

The fourth quarterly meeting of the Montgomery County Republican Party Executive Committee (CEC) has been set for Tuesday evening, October 4, 2016 at 7:30 pm in Room 402 of the Alan B. Sadler Commissioners Building at 501 North Thompson Street in Conroe 77301.
A Munch & Mingle Social will begin at 5:30 pm in the County Headquarters located at 310 Metcalf (formerly Collins) Street in Conroe 77301-2856 prior to the CEC meeting. Light refreshments sponsored by Tax Assessor-Collector Tammy McRae will be served at the Social. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend both events.
The CEC will hear a Treasurer's report, a Vacancy Committee report, Leadership & Organization Committee Chairman Dr. Jim Schulze report on the GOTV status and reports from State Republican Executive Committee members. There will also be an update on the status of the High School Republicans Clubs by Judge Jennifer Robin. All current Precinct Chairmen are urged to attend this last meeting before the November 8 General election.

  Mighty Texas Strike Force!

Republican Party of Texas
Mighty Texas Strike Force

This year, we are going to fight to the finish line. In the famous words of William B. Travis at the Alamo, "we call on you in the name of liberty, of patriotism and everything dear to the American character, to come to our nation's aid, with all dispatch". We are volunteering with the Mighty Texas Strike Force, the grassroots conservative army that helped secure the 2000 and 2004 elections, who deployed thousands of volunteers across the nation to secure GOP victory. 

Join us as we deploy to the battleground states of Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin to make sure that Donald Trump and Mike Pence win in November 2016. Or, you can help right here in the Lone Star State in seven targeted areas: Dallas, Harris, Beaumont, Corpus Christi, El Paso, The Valley, and Cong. Will Hurd's 23rd Congressional District in San Antonio. Just take a moment to look at the
Mighty Texas Strike Force and, if you can, sign up to:
  • Deploy to a national battleground state or targeted area in Texas at your own expense either during Early Voting throughout October or, beginning October 28th thru Election Day, November 8th (we are hoping to raise scholarship funds for volunteers needing financial assistance-but there is no guarantee)

Click here for more information.

  Not Fit for the Presidency 
Did You Know This about Hillary?
If you are 35 years old or older, you may remember this about Hillary Clinton. If not, you need to know this about her.
When Bill Clinton was President he allowed Hillary to assume authority over an attempt to reform health care. Her plan was so radical that even after employing threats and intimidation, she failed to get the Democrat controlled Congress to consider voting on her plan. Studies, promotion and other efforts ended up costing the taxpayers $13 million dollars ($20,000,000 in today's dollars).
Then, not to be discouraged by this failure, the President gave Hillary authority over selecting a female Attorney General. Not surprising, her first two selections were Zoe Baird and Kimba Wood, both of whom were forced to withdraw their names from consideration because of their ultra liberal views. Next she chose Janet Reno. The President later called this selection "my worst mistake" after Reno made the decision to attack David Koresh and the Branch Davidian, a radical religious sect, with tear gas, resulting in a fire that destroyed the building and killed dozens of women and children.
But even after this fiasco, Bill allowed Hillary to make recommendations for the head of the Civil Rights Commission. Lani Guanier was her selection. When a little probing into her record revealed Guanier's radical views, the President withdrew her name. Regardless, President Clinton allowed Hillary to make even more recommendations: she chose former law partners Web Hubbel for the Justice Department, Vince Foster for the White House staff and William Kennedy for the Treasury Department. None of these selections went well- Hubbel went to prison, Foster presumably committed suicide, and Kennedy was forced to resign.
Still not convinced of Hillary's ineptness, President Clinton allowed her to recommend a close Clinton friend, Craig Livingston, for the position of Director of White House security. Livingston was investigated for improper access of about 900 FBI files of Clinton enemies, so-called Filegate, and widespread use of drugs by White House staff. Suddenly Hillary and the President denied even knowing Livingston and denied knowledge of drug use in the White House. The FBI had to close its White House Liaison Office after more than thirty years of service to seven presidents. After leaving the White House in 2001, Hillary and Bill Clinton were forced to return an estimated $200,000 in White House furniture, china and artwork they had unlawfully taken with them.

The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same
With all the preparations for the General election campaign, County Chairman Dr. Wally Wilkerson was reminded of how many changes have taken place since he assumed the chairmanship in 1964. In the 1960-1970s, compiling and preparing a list of known Republicans and Independents for a mailing could only be accomplished by using a typewriter, mimeograph (some may not recognize this) duplicating machine and sheets of mailing labels with at least two carbon copies, with glue backings. Computers did not exist. "We Republicans were proud that we could find a few hundred brave souls who would admit they were Republicans", Dr. Wilkerson recalls. The Post Office always seemed surprised when the Party showed up with that many mail pieces.
It was about 1983 when computers first appeared on the scene. The Party's first computer was called an Osborne and had a six inch display screen. It was a major advancement when in 1984, the Party under the guidance of Mark Turnbull, our current County Clerk, produced the first computerized list that was utilized to assist the phone bank callers. The phone bank was a new method of campaign and first deployed successfully in the 1978 campaign for Governor of Texas, won by Republican William Clements. Those days the telephone, predating the cell phone, was an excellent tool for personal voter contact. Most everyone had a land line and answered the phone, then without caller ID. Phone banks were utilized with positive results on voter turnout. Surveys now indicate that less than 40% of Americans have land line phones.
In 2000, the Party first utilized a system that allowed Precinct workers to make calls from their   home using a home computer to access the voter list for their precinct. The system, designed by Mark Turnbull, was used to increase the early voting turnout. It was highly successful in accomplishing this task. The voter turnout in the County usually exceeded the statewide turnout by 5-8 %. Now, the cell phone has limited the success of phone banking. "We must now return to the ageless successful technique of voter contact- old-fashioned door knocking," Wilkerson noted.

- "For weeks, Hillary Clinton's supporters said all questions about her health were out-of-bounds, the product of conspiracy theorists. She had a cough. She has an allergy. Move along, nothing to see here. At Clinton Campaign Central that's still their story....For the rest of us, the debate is now over. Hillary ended it herself with a 'health episode' at a 9/11 memorial service, leaving early and wobbling to her car, helped by aides. It was more than a cough. It turned out to be pneumonia, Clinton's doctor now says, and the Democratic presidential nominee had not disclosed it until the episode forced her to do so. ...After Sunday's event it is entirely reasonable to ask whether Clinton and her campaign are still being forthright about these health issues."...Hillary Clinton and her campaign have behaved exactly the way they normally do: Only insiders get information and then only on a need-to-know basis...Remember the 260+days without a press conference..."


Donations Help Keep Montgomery County Red
Your financial donation to the local Republican Party does the following:

  • Helps maintain marketing and all services of the County Headquarters
  • Helps finance purchase of materials, supplies, equipment and major services
  • Helps maintain computerized voter list of Get-Out-the-Vote program
  • Helps strengthen and expand our Precinct and neighborhood organization
  • Helps expand outreach program to minorities and independents

We have three membership programs to choose from.

  • Sustaining Membership Program
  • Republican Roundtable
  • Business Council 

We love our volunteers!
The Republican Party is always looking for volunteers. There are lots of ways you can help.
Calendar of Events


Many fun and important activities are on the horizon! Republican Womens' clubs are having great speakers at their monthly meetings. Young Republicans and Teenage Republicans are making plans. Elected officials and candidates for the 2016 elections are having fundraisers. And more!