Robert Morrow, former chairman of the Republican Get together of Travis County, is heading right into a runoff election with party-backed candidate Lani Popp for a seat on the 15-member State Board of Training.
Having garnered 40.1 p.c of the vote within the March three main over Popp’s 33.9 p.c, Morrow will face his personal get together, which opposes him acquiring the workplace, along with the Democratic nominee for the seat, Rebecca Bell-Metereau, ought to she win the runoff.
Morrow has an acknowledged historical past of constructing sexist, racist and obscene remarks towards athletes and main political figures, together with former first woman Michelle Obama and former Secretary of State and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Due to this historical past, neither get together desires to see Morrow elected to workplace.
Morrrow is characteristically identified for carrying a multi-colored jester’s hat, and for a prime marketing campaign challenge that’s distinctive to most Republicans; “to question, convict and take away Donald Trump and throw his sorry ass in jail.”
Morrow was unexpectedly elected chairperson of the Travis County Republican get together in 2016 however was compelled to resign the place after having filed to run for president as a write-in candidate that very same 12 months.
Poll returns from Tremendous Tuesday on March three exhibiting Morrow’s lead over the 2 different Republican challengers and the potential for a runoff prompted vehement responses from get together leaders, with Travis County Republican chairman Matt Mackowiak tweeting “(We) will crush him on Might 26 or I’ll mild myself on fireplace.”
Working alongside Interstate 35 between San Antonio and Austin, district 5 was held for 14 years by Republican incumbent Ken Mercer, who didn’t search reelection.
The runoff election will happen on Might 26.