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  1. I’d love to hear your insights on Craddick’s leadership style and what you foresee happening with him in the upcoming election (and potentially the speaker’s race).

  2. good morning,
    I have been reading your great textbook and also following this blog. About the platform of the RPT (as quoted on page 240!), is it representative of all Republicans in Texas, or is there a more moderate fringe in the RPT?

    • I think it’s safe to say that there are plenty of Texas Republicans out there who do not agree with everything in that platform. Party organizations are dominated by activists and usually farther to the left/right than the average party member. The fact that the Texas Republican platform advocated outlawing the executive orders that George W. Bush used so enthusiastically (and that was in the platform while Bush was President) demonstrates that the platform is out of sync with many Republicans.

      I wish I had some precise polling data on this so I could give you a more definitive answer. Thanks for the question and the kind words.

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