Republicans plan to set up local party in Zapata County

Republicans plan to set up local party in Zapata County

ZAPATA, Texas – Republicans in Zapata County are so buoyed by the local results of the presidential election race they plan to start a GOP party. President Trump shocked political observers by winning in the sparsely populated border county by 2,032 votes, or 52.2 percent, to 1,820 votes, or 47.1 percent, for Joe Biden. “I was surprised. I knew we were going to have higher numbers than we have had in the past, but I did not expect the win. I was pleasantly surprised. It was exciting,” said Anna Holcomb, a Latina and Zapata County Republican who was featured in a New York Times article about the result. “We are so excited we are trying to start a Republican Party here. We do not have one. We have called the Republican Party and they are going to come and meet with us to tell us what we need to do in order to recruit people and make this party grow and be strong.” While Zapata County went with a Republican for president for the first time ever, other GOP candidates on the 2020 ballot did not fare as well. U.S. Senator John Cornyn did not win a majority and the Republican candidates seeking to unseat popular local elected officials like state Sen. Judith Zaffirini and state Rep. Ryan Guillen came up short. Holcomb said she believes she knows why Trump succeeded and other Republicans did not. “A lot of it was the economy. Mr. Biden’s comments on banning fracking […]

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.