Image: Even with sleeping volunteers and the big guns of the Magnolia “mafia” campaigning all day at the polls against her, Ginger Russell, the renowned statewide conservative Republican Precinct Chair, also known as “The Quiet Lady From Magnolia,” easily won re-election.
The Golden Hammer Staff Reports
Austin and Magnolia, May 25 – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton brought a swift end to the Bush “dynasty” in Texas with his resounding defeat of unpopular Land Commissioner George P. Bush in the May 24, 2022, Republican Runoff Election. Paxton had 458,248 (68.17%) votes to Bush’s 213,947 (31.83%) votes at press time.
Paxton gave a very subdued victory speech in Austin, as he spoke about the tragedy at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, where nineteen children and two adults died of gunshot wounds on Tuesday, when an 18-year-old gunman entered the school before losing his own life. Paxton said, “This country is in trouble. But we have hope, because Texas is a state that provides leadership in the fight to save our country and to save the Constitution…Remember that our rights come from God.”
In one of the most closely watched local races in the entire State of Texas, Republican Precinct Chair Ginger Russell, also known as “The Quiet Lady From Magnolia,” and a major leader statewide on education issues, easily won re-election as Precinct 74 Chair. The leadership of the Magnolia “mafia,” including Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley, his wife Deanne Riley renowned for her need for nepotism to get a County government job in what is known as the “Riley 2-Step,” party planner Kristin Christ who is also the wife of Montgomery County GOP Chairman Bryan Christ, and a large group of others, spent most of the day campaigning at the polls against Russell and in favor of her upstart challenger Kenny Martin.
Russell received 61.19% of the votes to Martin’s 38.81%.
Russell told The Golden Hammer, “I’m thankful to God that I won this re-election. I only want to serve Him and to serve others. I wish Mr. Martin the best of luck in the future. As for [County Commissioner] Charlie Riley and his nasty cabal, I hope they’re able to find inner peace, as it’s apparent they’re very troubled.”
Conservatives will clearly continue to control the Montgomery County Republican Party’s Executive Committee, as conservatives Suzanne Rappatoni, DJ Fike, and Kim Weber all easily won their hotly-contested Precinct Chair races.
Paxton is one of the most successful Attorneys General in the history of Texas. As Texas Attorney General, through lawsuits against the Biden administration, Paxton has become the de facto “chief immigration law enforcement officer in the United States.” Bush garnered little respect among Republicans due to his attempts to “reimagine” the Alamo monument into a “woke” location and to remove the influence of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas organization at the Alamo as well.
State Senator Dawn Buckingham easily won the Republican Runoff for Texas Land Commissioner, garnering over 69.28% of the vote against Tim Westley.
Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Wayne Christian easily defeated challenger Sarah Stogner, known as the “unicorn lawyer,” with 66.15% of the vote.
Democratic Congressman Henry Cuellar of Laredo win his re-election over challenger Jennifer Cisneros, who received substantial national support from progressive Democrats.