This year, the Republican Party of Texas held its biennial convention at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. Public business began on Thursday and continued through Saturday. There was a whirlwind of speeches, passionate delegates and tables full of merchandise — plus, the convention saw a fierce battle for chairmanship of the the state party. Texas Tribune reporters Patrick Svitek and Cassi Pollock were there, as were photographers Bob Daemmrich and Robin Jerstad. Here is a look at some of the scenes from three days of this colorful exercise in democracy, Texas style.
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