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January 28, 2016      10:08 PM

Activists rail against gays and Texas House leadership as Woodfill announces for RPT Chair

During Hotze event, Lt. Gov. Patrick heaped praise on Woodfill; Hotze warns that gay rights activists will soon push to make pedophilia legal

HOUSTON – A day after once again stepping onto the national political stage by inserting himself into the Planned Parenthood video fight, former Harris County GOP Chairman Jared Woodfill on Thursday evening formally announced he is running to lead the Republican Party of Texas. He is running alongside Texas Eagle Forum President Cathie Adams, who has announced for Vice Chair.

The announcement came as part of archconservative activist Steve Hotze’s first annual Conservative Republicans of Texas Dinner – an evening focused on opposition to the “homosexual movement” and railing against Texas House leadership under Speaker Joe Straus.

The long-expected announcement by Woodfill came after Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick took to the stage in a JW Marriott ballroom and heaped praise on the former county chairman for his role in last year’s defeat of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance.

Patrick was the recipient of what Hotze called the “Warrior of Biblical Values Award.”

By Scott Braddock