WF Tea Party leader backs Dem for Land Commissioner

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Wichita Falls Tea Party members are listening, not to the Republican Texas Land Commissioner, but to the opinions of his Democrat challenger. 

In Thursday night’s Tea Party meeting at Red River Harley Davidson, a spokesman on behalf of Texas Land Commissioner candidate Miguel Suazo showed up to speak and meet with Tea Party members.

His name is Rick Range, and he ran against George P. Bush for Land Commissioner in the Republican primary and lost.

Range said he’s now speaking on behalf of Suazo because they both want to save The Alamo and not re-imagine it. 

“The same reason I was running against Bush in the primary, that I thought his plan for The Alamo was totally disrespectful, destructive, disastrous and that it had to be stopped,” Range said.

“Suazo is very reasonable on the other parts of the Land Commissioner job and he’ll save The Alamo,” President of the Wichita Falls Tea party Ed Stain said.  “He won’t move the cenotaph one inch, and very importantly he’ll put the Daughters of Republic of Texas back in charge of The Alamo.”

Part of Bush’s plan is to relocate the Alamo Cenotaph monument, that honors Alamo defenders, to another spot in the plaza.

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