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The Republican Party of Texas convention in San Antonio: A photo gallery

There were lots of speeches, a contentious race for state party chair and a debate over the party's platform. Check out scenes from the 2018 Republican Party of Texas convention.

Workers sweep up confetti after Gov. Greg Abbott's keynote speech at the Republican Party of Texas convention in San Antonio on June 15, 2018.

Thursday

Attendees at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio take part in the first day of the Republican Party of Texas convention on June 14, 2018.
A handgun on his hip, Terry Holcomb waits to ask a question at the Republican Party of Texas convention in San Antonio on Saturday, June 16, 2018.
Bob Parks salutes the flag from the front row on the first day of the Republican Party of Texas convention in San Antonio on June 14, 2018.
Chairman James Dickey speaks on the first day of the Republican Party of Texas convention in San Antonio on Saturday, June 16, 2018.
Vying for the chairmanship of the state Republican Party, Cindy Asche gives a speech at the Republican Party of Texas convention in San Antonio on June 15, 2018.
Left to right: Jim Graham of Texas Right To Life, James Dickey, RPT chairman, state Rep. Jonathan Stickland, R-Bedford, and Michael Q. Sullivan, president and CEO of Empower Texas, at the Republican Party of Texas convention in San Antonio on June 14, 2018.

Friday

Delegates listen to speeches from party chairman candidates and offer procedural votes at the Republican Party of Texas convention in San Antonio on June 15, 2018.

Gov. Greg Abbott gives the keynote Friday speech at the Republican Party of Texas convention in San Antonio on June 15, 2018.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick gives a keynote speech to the delegates in the convention hall at the Republican Party of Texas convention in San Antonio on Friday, June 15, 2018.
San Antonio, Texas June 15, 2018:  Action on Friday at the second day of the Texas Republican Convention in San Antonio as Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks to the Gun Owners of America assembly.
Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush talks to the press at the Republican Party of Texas convention in San Antonio on June 15, 2018.
Party officials count ballots for the chairman's race between incumbent James Dickey and challenger Cindy Asche at the Republican Party of Texas convention in San Antonio on June 15, 2018. Dickey won handily.
James Dickey give his victory speech after winning a rancorous battle against challenger Cindy Asche for the chairmanship of the Republican Party of Texas, in San Antonio on Friday, June 15, 2018.

Saturday

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz stands silhouetted onstage as he waits to deliver his speech to delegates at the Republican Party of Texas convention in San Antonio on June Saturday 16, 2018.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz delivers his speech to assembled delegates at the Republican Party of Texas convention in San Antonio on Saturday, June 16, 2018.
Members of the state House of Representatives Texas Freedom Caucus at the Republican Party of Texas convention in San Antonio on Saturday, June 16, 2018. Left to right: Kyle Biedermann, caucus Chairman Matt Schaefer, Briscoe Cain, Matt Rinaldi, Vice Chairman Bill Zedler, Valoree Swanson, Mike Lang and Matt Shaheen.
Delegate Elizabeth Victory listens to discussions during the final afternoon of the Republican Party of Texas convention in San Antonio on June 16, 2018.
Delegate Jack Finger of San Antonio looks for platform support in the closing hours of the Republican Party of Texas convention in San Antonio on Saturday, June 16, 2018. His sign reads, "They're diluting the '16 homosexuality' plank!! Pray! Listen for motions!"
Delegates leave during the final hours of the Republican Party of Texas convention in San Antonio on Saturday, June 16, 2018.
As the convention winds down, delegates get their picture taken in front of the Texas flag-themed GOP elephant during the final afternoon of the Republican Party of Texas convention in San Antonio on Saturday, June 16, 2018.

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