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Conservative activists helped elect Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. Now some say there’s a disconnect.

A group of hardline grassroots activists has called on Patrick to be more outspoken on party priorities and worries that lines of communication appear to no longer be there.

JoAnn Fleming, executive director of Grassroots America, sits for a portrait in the lobby of the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Tyler Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020.

The Grassroots Advisory Board

“They decided they just didn’t need to talk to the grassroots”

“How come you didn’t do your job?”

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick greets invited guests and family at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport ahead of President Trump's arrival in Austin on Nov. 20, 2019.

“Everybody … is subject to recall”

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