Press release from the Chris Carmona campaign:
When we Republicans in Harris County lost every countywide race in November 2016, the HCRP was in fact out-maneuvered by the local Democrats. As your next Chairman of the HCRP, I plan to put a stop to this. Over the last several weeks I have been sharing my plan with you for the future of the HCRP. Among those planks to win again is to improve the use of technology in the operation of our party.
We can start by making better use of free, far-reaching tools. But we can also invest in an App that our grassroots activists, candidates, and officeholders can use. This is about providing tools for those people that make up our party, to engage, to inform and to turn out our vote in each election.
This of course would all be connected to a voter database so that it actually means something to our end-users. If you are a precinct chair, you know the headaches involved with working through the mazes of that HCRP database in 2016. I have received plenty of negative feedback to know that the system needs to be built correctly. When our precinct leaders are not equipped with basic tools, leadership has failed.
I plan to run an HCRP operation that will utilize aggressive data sets to target voters based on voting propensity, not just voter history. This is a huge gap that the HCRP is leaving on the table, and we are losing elections at the same time.
The Republican National Committee has this raw data, and my plan is to use it correctly for a change. Anyone who knows anything about Big Data knows that all the data in the world is useless unless you make the data ask the right questions.
The GOTV efforts of the HCRP failed us all in 2016. My plan will make GOTV more effective and will deliver at a lower cost than the expensive and ineffective GOTV effort we saw in 2016. Technology and GOTV means more than just having a Facebook page.
This is just one part of the plan to help us win again in Harris County.
It is time to win again!
Candidate, Chairman of the HCRP