This is an experiment to evaluate how easily these Reports of the (very rough, not final!) Temporary Committees may be shared online.
The Draft Rules will be amended tonight at the meeting of the Permanent Rules Committee and there will be another chance for the Delegates of the RPT Convention to amend them on the floor.
The Draft is 38 pages on Microsoft Word. I didn’t take the time to make all the highlights and underscores to show the markup. I will attempt to do so as soon as I can.
What I have is here http://wp.me/p1FiCk-1c9
I will remove the copy of the draft rules as soon as they are finally revised and I will update this page, as well as post links to the final drafts as soon as I can.
I am going to close comments on these pages.
You can watch the video at WFAA
Then, from my hometown paper, the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung:
Perry salutes Campbell at convention
From staff reports | Posted: Friday, June 8, 2012 11:25 pm
FORT WORTH — On Thursday, New Braunfels’ Donna Campbell made her first public appearance since her strong finish in the primary election, attracting the attention of Gov. Rick Perry at the Texas Republican Convention, her campaign said.
In a spontaneous exchange, cameras caught the governor, with reporters in tow, giving a congratulatory hug to Campbell after his keynote address.
“Donna, congratulations. Well done,” Perry told the New Braunfels physician and tea party favorite.
Campbell has received a lot of attention ever since her grassroots campaign upset Elizabeth Ames Jones in Senate District 25, her campaign said. She faces longtime incumbent Sen. Jeff Wentworth in a runoff on July 31.
“It’s exciting,” Campbell said of the experience. “To know people are rooting for you because they believe you can change the political culture and bring fresh ideas to government.”
Campbell received another warm welcome later in the day when she addressed the delegates of District 25 at a caucus meeting, her campaign said.