Originally published by: Gromer Jeffers Jr., Political Writer at The Dallas Morning News, October 2017.
Republicans have dominated Texas politics for 22 years, winning every statewide office and shaping the state’s conservative policies.
It’s hard to imagine any of that electoral success without the effort of Republican women, who with their organizations and political clubs provide fuel for the campaigns of GOP candidates across the state.
“Republican women win elections,” said Dianne Edmondson, former chairwoman of the Denton County Republican Party and a state district director for the Texas Federation of Republican Women. “It’s the most powerful political organization in the state.”
On Thursday, the Texas Federation of Republican Women’s 31st Biennial Convention begins in Dallas. More than 800 delegates are expected for the three-day event at the Omni Dallas Hotel and Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.