The newest republican headquarters

The newest republican headquarters

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The Kleberg County Republican Party opened its new headquarters in Kingsville with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, Beb. 23.
The ribbon was cut by Connie Cashen, chair of the Kleberg Republicans.
Cashen, who also hosted the event, began by pledging to both the American and the Texas flag, as well as leading a prayer.
Several Republican state representatives and local officeholders were in attendance to speak at the grand opening of the new Republican headquarters, located on 1724 S. Brahma Blvd.
State Representative Raul Torres, (R -Corpus Christi), who represents District 33, said that South Texas’ political culture may be changing to benefit the Republican Party.
“For too long, they said Nueces County was Democrat territory, but we changed that,” Torres said. “It’s one race at a time; that’s how you do it in Kleberg County, too.”
Bill Wilson, a possible state representative candidate also mirrored the same message as Torres.
“South Texas is finally beginning to be represented by Republicans,” Wilson said. “We have three representatives from Nueces County that are Republicans. If we can gain one more, we can leverage our impact in Austin.”
Jessica Puente Bradshaw, a Republican running for Congress, spoke of the need for local Republicans to stay within their party lines.
“If we are ever going to take a stand and show conservatives that we mean business, we’re going to have to bite that bullet, take a chance, and vote Republican,” Bradshaw said.
Other topics discussed were the current process of redistricting, the failing American education system and America’s debt crisis.
All speakers were focused on the need to get the vote out for the next general election.
“In 2008, when so many Republicans were dissatisfied with a candidate, they decided to stay home,” Torres said in his speech. “I’m asking you to rise up, and transform your community one elected official at a time.”