Press release from the Paul Simpson for Harris County Republican Party Chair campaign:
Carmona Gives Up on Conservative Candidates
HOUSTON – The Simpson for GOP Chair campaign today released a new video highlighting Chris Carmona’s refusal to support President Trump’s campaign and other conservative down ballot candidates in 2016.
A clear choice for Harris County GOP Chair.
Posted by Paul Simpson for Harris County GOP Chair on Thursday, February 1, 2018
A month before the presidential election, Carmona bought into the liberal media attacks on President Trump. He walked away from the race, calling the Republican Party the equivalent of bankrupt.
As the founder and editor in chief of an online magazine, Carmona highlighted 2016 races singling out “exceptional candidates”. He refused to support President Trump saying, “Vote at your discretion,” and singled out two liberal Democrats Ed Gonzales and Vince Ryan over Republicans in down ballot races.
“Carmona’s record speaks for itself. You can’t lead the largest county Republican Party in the country if you can’t support the top of the ticket,” said Simpson spokeswoman Catherine Kelly. “On top of walking away from our president, he has never actually won a campaign for elected office. It’s obvious that Paul Simpson is the clear choice for county chair.”