From Eric Dondero:
Libertarian Republican has just learned that GOP officials believe that as many as 50 to 70 elected officials on the county level throughout Texas could be switching from Democrat to Republican by the filing date for the 2010 elections. The news comes to us from Bryan Preston, Communications Director for the Republican Party of Texas out of Austin. Preston hosted an exclusive conference call for Right bloggers earlier this afternoon, including LR, and libertarian Republican Stacy McCain of The Other McCain.
The special guest for the conference call was newly appointed RPT Chair Cathie Adams. Ms. Adams made the official announcement.
Details are still not available at this time. They should be released later this evening and into tomorrow.
What we do know is that the Party Switchers appear to be mainly within 4 Counties: Palo Pinto, McColloch, Hardin, and another yet to be named. Hardin has 8 expected Party Switchers. A Judge has already switched in Palo Pinto and another 3 or 4 are expected within the coming days. By the end of the week said Preston, there could be as many as 10 County elected officials who have switched parties from these 4 Counties.
Commented Preston on the main reason for the Switching: Today's election results with Republicans on the verge of a blow-out and the fact that "Obama's name is becomming poison here in Texas."
The RPT has just released preliminary information on a press release at RPT.org