West Texas Republicans fired up after RNC - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

West Texas Republicans fired up after RNC

TAMPA BAY, FL (KCBD) -

The Republican National Convention in Tampa has come and gone but a few West Texans had a front row seat for all of the RNC events.

"It's been outstanding and I think the lineup of speakers that we've heard so far here I think speaks well to the Republican Party," Congressman Randy Neugebauer said.

Congressman Neugebauer traveled to Tampa with high expectations and is leaving satisfied with the message the RNC spread.

"The message that the Republicans are sending to the American people is that we have ideas, we have people that have accomplished things, and at a time in this country that we have some pretty pressing issues, they've got a decision to make," Neugebauer said.

However, Neugebauer wasn't the only West Texan to witness history on the convention floor. 24-year old Kristen Vander-Plas traveled to Tampa for her first convention.

"It's been really great, I had high expectations and it's exceeded those. I've obviously watched every convention since I was old enough to understand what was going on, but it's nothing like actually being there," Vander-Plas said.

The delegates from the 19th District say they know what's important for voters on the South Plains.

"West Texas, you know, we're tiny, but when it comes especially to the state and the nation, we're very important. Sometimes people forget that and we're down here to make sure people don't forget that," Vander-Plas said.

One thing is for sure, the Texas delegation and their Lonestar pride has definitely left its mark on RNC history.

Copyright 2012 KCBD. All rights reserved.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • FBI: Border agent's death a 'potential assault '

    FBI: Border agent's death a 'potential assault '

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 7:51 AM EST2017-11-21 12:51:23 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 12:48 AM EST2017-11-22 05:48:13 GMT

    A U.S. official says investigators believe a border patrol agent who died in Texas after suffering extensive injuries to his head and body may have fallen down a 14-foot culvert.

    A U.S. official says investigators believe a border patrol agent who died in Texas after suffering extensive injuries to his head and body may have fallen down a 14-foot culvert.

  • CBS News and PBS cut ties to Rose following sex allegations

    CBS News and PBS cut ties to Rose following sex allegations

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 3:01 AM EST2017-11-21 08:01:12 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 12:47 AM EST2017-11-22 05:47:35 GMT

    CBS News has fired Charlie Rose after several women accused the veteran newsman of sexual misconduct.

    CBS News has fired Charlie Rose after several women accused the veteran newsman of sexual misconduct.

  • FCC chairman sets out to scrap open internet access rules

    FCC chairman sets out to scrap open internet access rules

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 12:11 PM EST2017-11-21 17:11:32 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 12:47 AM EST2017-11-22 05:47:31 GMT

    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is following through on his pledge to repeal 2015 regulations designed to ensure that internet service providers treat all online content and apps equally.

    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is following through on his pledge to repeal 2015 regulations designed to ensure that internet service providers treat all online content and apps equally.

Powered by Frankly