The new Dallas County Republican Chairman, Phillip Huffines, came to NBC 5 this afternoon to discuss his new position.
He inherits a party with a diminished war chest, reportedly with $180 in its bank account when the former chairman resigned.
"I spent a lot of time on fundraising. You see, Julie, I am going to make certain the party is on sound financial foundation, sound footing and that we implement business principles. Because I am a businessman, and our organization is going to be restructured around business principles, mainly with strategic planning and recurring cash flow. That is super important," said Huffines.
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Huffines, the twin brother of Texas State Sen. Don Huffines, said he has spoken with donors who are excited because they see the party coming together. He says he has met with almost all of the state representatives and candidates on the ballot. Earlier this week, he was in Fort Worth for the fundraiser for Donald Trump. We asked Huffines if Trump should tone down the rhetoric in the final months of the campaign.
"I can't answer that because I am not running for president. He is the one running for president, and we are going to do everything we can to make sure that every Republican gets elected," added Huffines.