Legacy Church of Christ in North Richland Hills was filled with conservative activists and supporters yesterday. Hundreds turned out to meet local candidates and participate in the NE Tarrant County Conservative Candidate Fair and Straw Poll. Visitors had the opportunity to discuss issues, policy, and get to talk one-on-one with many of the candidates running for local office.
"It was incredibly busy! We met with a lot of enthusiastic supporters. People are getting excited and are really ready to take Texas back to its conservative roots”, said Jennifer Hall, Tarrant County Coordinator for the Debra Medina Campaign. Jennifer Hall and other Medina supporters spent the afternoon discussing issues and answering question with many interested voters. Governor Perry and Senator Hutchison also had stickers and literature on the table that was shared by the three gubernatorial candidates. Participating candidates had tables set up with literature, yard signs, hats, stickers, and the occasional candy bowl. Many candidates stood out in front of their tables, shaking hands and meeting the crowd. The event, slated from 3p.m. to 6p.m., stayed busy, as voters came and went, getting information and casting their selections in the upcoming races.
According to www.tarrantrepublicans.com, 480 ballots were cast. Coming away with a win was Debra Medina for Texas Governor, Mary Louise Garcia for County Clerk, and Richard Clough for County Judge. Voters had the chance to vote on many local races, including State House reprenstatives, Justice of the Peace, and more. You can view all the straw poll results at the Tarrant Republicans website.
The NorthEast Tarrant Tea Party, The Tarrant Republican Club, HEART of Texas Homeschool, the 912 Project of Fort Worth, the Conservative Hispanic Community, and the Keller Boiling Point Tea Party, organized the event.