Politics

Former State Rep. Matt Rinaldi Wins Texas GOP Chair Election

The State Republican Executive Committee met Sunday to pick a successor for Allen West, the chairman who resigned last month after a drama-filled tenure and is now running for governor.

The State Republican Executive Committee met Sunday to pick a successor for Allen West, the chairman who resigned last month after a drama-filled tenure and is now running for governor.

Rinaldi will finish West’s term, which goes until the state party’s biennial convention next summer. Rinaldi said in his nomination speech that if elected Sunday, he would run for a full term as chairman at the convention.

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