I am a Republican Party precinct chair in Texas, gun rights advocate and a strong advocate for working within the party to enact change. I didn’t leave the Democratic Party in 2012 and switch to the GOP so that I could abandon the Republicans at the first sign of trouble.
So throughout this election, I held on to hope. When my first choice, Rand Paul, suspended his campaign back in February, I eventually found myself clinging to what I considered the next best thing, Ted Cruz. I didn’t agree with everything he said. But, again, I didn’t become a Republican to abandon my conservative roots.