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Log Cabin Republicans President Charles Moran released the following statement after the Texas GOP excluded the Texas Log Cabin Republicans from its convention:

“Texas Republicans just saw on Tuesday night what happens when the party includes new faces and voices – a Democrat-held seat was flipped for the first time in nearly a hundred years by a conservative Mexican woman. It’s clear that inclusion wins, which makes the Texas Republican Party leadership’s decision to exclude the Texas Log Cabin Republicans from their convention not just narrow-minded, but politically short-sighted. President Trump, who historically expanded the GOP’s coalition, made clear that LGBT conservatives are welcome in the America First movement and the Republican Party. It’s shameful that the Texas GOP leadership is choosing to not follow his lead. The only way we will regain control of Congress is to expand the tent. The Texas Republican Party has an opportunity to play a pivotal role in our shared victory – but weak leadership that compromises our party’s appeal to a new generation of voters, like the ones who delivered victories this week in Texas – should reassess their priorities. Losers don’t get to change the course of our nation – only winners. And inclusion wins.”

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