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Texas GOP chair James Dickey makes stop in Amarillo

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Texas GOP chairman James Dickey was in Amarillo on Thursday night. The event was held at the First Family Church located at 6101 S.

Dickey spoke about the 86th legislative session and what the Texas GOP has planned heading into the 2020 elections.

The event is sponsored by the Potter and Randall Republican Parties.

Dickey could be facing an up hill battle in his own bid to remain chairman of the Texas GOP. Allen West is considering a run for office again, but it’s not for the congressional seat most Republicans hoped for. West announced via YouTube that he is exploring a run for chairman of the Republican Part of Texas in 2020.

“As I look ahead as to how I can best continue my service to our Constitutional Republic, and the great state of Texas, my family and I have decided to explore the opportunity for me to be the next Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas," West said.

Many Republicans hoped that he would run against Rep. Colin Allred (D), the former NFL player that defeated congressional stalwart, Rep. Pete Sessions (R) in 2018.

West reason for running for the Texas GOP chairmanship is simple. The former congressman says that he isn’t into “personal achievements” because to him, “that is not the true nature of leadership.”

“I am not into personal achievements; that is not the true nature of leadership. Leadership is about what you enable others to achieve, to attain their own greatness, and pursue their dreams, hopes, and aspirations. The fight for America is not in the US Senate or the US House of Representatives . . . it is right here in the state of Texas. It is here that an ideological battle is being waged, and as a soldier, we move to the sound of the guns," West said.

Shortly after West made his announcement, Dickey announced that he would be running for reelection in 2020, stating that division amongst the Republican ranks in Texas was not necessary.

"Since I was elected as chairman of the greatest Republican Party in the country - the Republican Party of Texas - it has been my mission to bring back financial health to RPT, to support the platform, to elect Republicans, and to prepare and build a Republican Party that can deliver a greater victory for President Trump and all Texas Republicans in 2020.

"We have raised millions, grown our cash on hand, advanced over 60 bills that aligned with platform planks this past Legislative Session, actively begun working to fill our ballots against Democrats for next year and created partnerships that have brought new supporters to the Party and brought back those that have not been engaged for quite some time.

"I am running for re-election as chairman of the Republican Party of Texas to continue to bring us together to win in 2020 for President Trump and our Republican ballot. We are on an incredible path and we must not waver. Division in Texas amongst our base is not what we need to defeat what will be next year the greatest Democrat onslaught that we have seen in decades," Dickey said.

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