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Oct. 12 is the Lt. Gov. Debate!

Who is the Best Choice for Lt. Governor of Texas? 

Candidates are:  Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, Senator Dan Patrick, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, and Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples

Choosing one of these men to be the next lieutenant governor of Texas is extremely important.  As the presiding chairman of the state senate, the “lite gov” sets the agenda for the Texas Senate and chooses the committee chairs for very powerful senate committees.  The lieutenant governor can kill bills and shape the outcome of the legislative session just by who is chosen to chair and serve on a committee.  We cannot afford to make a four-year mistake.  

Here’s your chance to see the candidates in action:

What: The East Texas Constitutional Alliance – of which Grassroots America is a founding member – will sponsor a Lt. Governor Candidate Forum and Straw Poll

When:  Saturday, October 12, 2013
Time:  Doors open at 2 PM; event begins at 2:30 PM and ends at 4 PM with straw poll voting until 5 PM.
Location:  UT-Tyler Ornelas Activity Center, 3402 Old Omen Road, Tyler, TX.

2:30 – 2:45 PM Welcome, Prayer, Pledges, Introductions (15)
2:45 – 3:00 PM Rules of engagement, candidate introductions (15)
3:00 – 4:00 PM Questioning of candidates (60)
4:00 – 4:15 PM Candidate rebuttals & closing comments (15)
4:15 – 5:00 PM Straw poll voting & announcement of results (45)

Total event run time: 2 hrs. 30 minutes 

Co-panelists asking the questions will be:

Michael Kinzie:  A principled conservative, Michael has been actively involved in the TEA Party Movement since attending his first rally on April 15, 2009 in Sulphur Springs. He is a gifted writer, the founder of the Lake Fork TEA Party Patriots and the creative talent website — a very informative collection of TEA Party news, blogs, and events. 

JoAnn Fleming: A leader in the constitutional conservative movement for twenty-one years, JoAnn is the two-term Chair of the Texas Legislature’s TEA Party Caucus Advisory Committee – a citizen advisory board to the TX Legislature’s TEA Party Caucus. In this volunteer role, she works directly with grassroots leaders from across the state, with statewide organizations as a member of the Conservative Budget Coalition, and with legislators to develop and pass constitutionally conservative legislation and to kill “big government” legislation. She is the full-time volunteer Executive Director of Grassroots America – We the People; a self-retired county commissioner; a sought-after public speaker; a guest political analyst for local media; a Heritage Action Sentinel; and a member of US Senator Ted Cruz’s “Kitchen Cabinet” grassroots team of advisors.

There is no cost to attend these important candidate-vetting forums.

Mark your calendar and invite others to attend!