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State of Texas
Modern Whig Party
News Release
Monday, July 20, 2009

The Modern Whig Party officially organized in Texas
Modern Whig Party announces ballot access eligibility

Houston, Texas - The Modern Whig Party is now formally recognized as a political party in Texas. Dubbed in the media as "the fastest growing political movement in the nation" the Modern Whig Party of Texas has filed with the Texas Secretary of State, and is now eligible to obtain ballot access.

The Modern Whig Party continues to expand in Texas through the diligent work of veterans and others. County conventions will be held in March 2010 and the first state convention is slated for June 2010. The Modern Whig Party in Texas is a non-fringe grassroots effort meant to serve voters with a new choice in politics with a common sense approach to today's social issues. The new ballot status for the Whig Party in Texas has launched a forward leap in growing the national movement.  

State Chairman Brian Staley explains, "While the requirements to gain ballot access are steep in Texas, the Texas Whigs look forward to supporting Modern Whig's national efforts and candidates in other states while continuing our grass roots approach."  Other states are in various stages of filing for ballot access while others already have candidates running for public office.  Paul C. McKain is a congressional candidate in Florida and Gene L. Baldassari is running for a 14th state assembly office in New Jersey.

The Texas Whigs are reaching a number of counties and are looking for county chairpersons and volunteers across the state.  Anyone interested should contact the state party at:

About the Modern Whig Party
Established in 1833, the Whig Party has a long history of carrying the mantle of America's middle-of-the-road political ideologies.  Revived in 2008 as the Modern Whig Party by Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, this grassroots organization stands for common sense, rational solutions ahead of partisan bickering and ideology; advocating for such issues as fiscal responsibility, strong national defense, energy independence and bold social progression. With over 28 active chapters (and counting) and tens of thousands of members, the Modern Whigs continue to be recognized as the fastest growing mainstream political movement in the nation.

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