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Victoria Republicans want 'Obama-care' repealed

By Jennifer Lee Preyss
April 22, 2012 at 8:04 p.m.
Updated April 22, 2012 at 11:23 p.m.


The Victoria County Republican Convention convened Saturday at Faith Family Church to pass more than a dozen resolutions and elect delegates to the Republican State Convention.

County Republican Chairman Michael Cloud said some of the resolutions passed included repealing President Barack Obama's health care legislation; supporting the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline; a resolution for Judge Jerry Smith, who voted to change Texas redistricting, to submit his resignation; and a resolution to audit the Federal Reserve and require federal oversight.

"Everybody wants to repeal 'Obama-care' - that's the big one," Cloud said.

Because of the 2012 Texas redistricting, Cloud said, the resolutions were presented at Saturday's convention, rather than a month before to the resolution committee.

"The resolution committee usually has a month to prepare, but this time they had about an hour," Cloud said. "I like to encourage people to go to convention. You realize the resolutions aren't as simple as they appear. And you can hear people discuss. It always becomes an enlightening process."

More than 125 people attended Saturday's event and voted to send 41 delegates and 19 alternates to the state convention June 7-9 at the Fort Worth Convention Center.

"One of the things I will say about our convention was that it was neat to see people with varying and different views come together and get a lot of work done in a constructive and friendly manner," Cloud said. "Overall, it was a pretty orderly convention."

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