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What's Next for Texas Independents?

As we approach the November election in Texas what do you think independent, non-aligned voters should do?

In my humble opinion, ordinary Texans and all Americans will continue to suffer the consequences of the powerful corporate lobbies unless and until we also give up our own special interest lobbies called the Democratic and Republican parties.

Do you think that this year independents should focus on local races? You can dialogue with me about this at the bottom of this post.

I think so. But to prove my point, I’m working with some great folks in my home town of Bastrop, Texas. We’ve started a local independent organization — Bastrop Independents. With hard work, independents here could well decide the outcome of two hotly contested local races for the Texas House District 17 currently held by Rep. Tim Kleinschmidt who has a serious challenger, local rancher Pati Jacobs. A local County Commission seat (Precinct 4) is also hotly contested because of a private airport that residents feel was foisted on them.

Please join us at a forum here in Bastrop on Wednesday, August 18 at 7 pm. If you can’t make it to Bastrop, we’ll be video-taping it and reporting on our local blog. If you know folks who live in District 17, invite them to come to this. District 17 encompasses all of Bastrop, Burleson, Colorado, Lee and Fayette counties and a tad of Brazos county.

Interested in organizing locally and independently wherever you are? Let us know and we’ll assist. Send us a note to or call us at 512-535-0989.



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