Despite liberal claims that Texas will soon become blue, state GOP leaders insist “500 Republicans” are moving into the Lone Star State “every day.”
While the exact numbers may be up for debate, Harris County GOP Chair Jared Woodfill says the national committee does offer data that indicates Texas remains as red as the blood in your veins.
“The Castro brothers and Wendy Davis would have you believe the state is close to turning purple or blue, but if you look at the numbers, you see they tell a whole different story,” he tells KTRH News.
Many of these 'new' Republicans are flooding in from the North and East Coast.
“Most of those folks are leaving those liberal states because they have a conservative ideology and they feel like they're over taxed or over regulated,” says Woodfill.
Woodfill says if there is any doubt, just look at statewide offices – an overwhelming number are controlled by Republicans.
This idea the urban centers of Texas run mostly Democrat also is false according to Woodfill, who points to a growing number of conservatives in the Houston area.
“Our voting strength has increased from 2008 to 2012 by at least 60,000 straight ticket votes, and in fact in 2010 we had our best cycle in history,” he says. “In 2012 we had over 500,000 straight ticket Republican votes, which was a record.”