SEC For Sale?
I join Rob Huddleston in examining whether the GOP State Executive Committee was bought and paid for
While one set of candidates largely chose to abide by this unwritten tradition, another group saw their status as threatened because, God forbid, someone dared challenge their precious status as the anointed guardians of the Republican Party. Many who spent large amounts of money believe that they and they alone have the right to sit on the State Executive Committee, and they were and are quite comfortable with living in a universe where voters pay no attention to the internal workings of the Republican Party. This large expenditure of money was a way for the establishment to flex its muscle, and say with a loud political voice "...and stay out." Lest anyone think that we are bitter over not winning, readers should be reminded that the State Executive Committee is a completely volunteer position and that anyone running essentially agrees that they will incur all of the expenses related to the office. Those who run for the SEC need to be prepared to serve, oftentimes to be at the disposal of their local parties whenever they are needed far more so than being in Nashville once a quarter.
Labels: Conservatism, Local politics, Republican Party, Tennessee politics