Patrick Osborn, Evening News Anchor

The Fight Over Who Will Lead Republicans In Harris County

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The March 4th Primary is one week away from today and Harris County Republican Party Chairman Jared Woodfill is campaigning hard for re-election.

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A Houston attorney Woodfill says he is running on his record of 12-years “we are moving the ball forward and we are going to continue to keep Harris County red.”

Woodfill is facing a tough challenge from an opponent that claims Republicans have lost their competitive edge in Harris County under Woodfill.

Woodfill begs to disagree  “we had the best election cycle in the party’s 60-plus year history in 2010.  In 2012, we had a record number of straight ticket votes of 404-thousand.”

Woodfill says in most every other major urban county in the U.S., Republicans were losing while Republicans office holders in Harris County were winning.

He says “in 2012, when the rest of the country was being swept and Mitt Romney was losing over 300 electoral votes, we were winning in Harris County.”

Woodfill added “the reality is the numbers tell you a completely different story. We have 85 Republicans (office holders) and 15 Democrats in Harris County.”

Early voting for the Primary continues through Friday, February 28th.

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