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Republican Party of Texas Chairman Matt Rinaldi gives voting directives during the 5th General Meeting of the 2022 Texas State Republican Convention on June 18, 2022.
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“The house is on fire”: Texas GOP plots its next chapter amid civil war, depleted staff, funding drops

Under outgoing chair Matt Rinaldi, the party’s donor base has shrunk as it aligns with two far-right megadonors.

Texas Republican Party Chair candidates Dana Myers, left, and Abraham George.

“Win elections and beat Democrats”

Former Republican Party of Texas Chairman Steve Munisteri atthe Texas Republican Convention in Fort Worth on June 7, 2014.

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From left: West Texas billionaires Farris Wilks and Tim Dunn.
State GOP Chairman Allen West speaks at a  Texas Republican Party rally on the east side of the Capitol Grounds on January 9, 2021.

Rinaldi's reign

State Rep. Bryan Slaton, R-Royse City, on the House floor at the state Capitol during session in Austin on April 25, 2023.
The Sergeant at Arms of the Texas House removes state Rep. Brian Slaton's name card from the House voting board after the House voted to expel Slaton at the state Capitol in Austin on May 9, 2023.
State Rep. Jonathan Stickland, R-Bedford, on the House floor on May 25, 2019.
Left: Nick Fuentes, center, is seen exiting the offices of Pale Horse Strategies with Chris Russo, founder and president of Texans for Strong Borders, right, in Fort Worth, Texas on Oct. 6, 2023. Right: Texas Republican Party Chairman Matt Rinaldi is seen entering the same offices on the same day.
Delegates listened to proposed amendments to the legislative priority list during the 5th General Meeting of the 2022 Texas State Republican convention on Saturday.

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