UPDATE: The registration period is closed, and we are once again over capacity with the number of registrants! Thank you to all who have applied – all those who have been accepted will be notified no later than Friday, September 16th.


The Republican Party of Texas is excited to announce that we are holding our first Candidate Training School of the 2012 election cycle! As part of the ongoing commitment by the RPT to provide training as needed to all of our volunteers, staff and candidates, this one day seminar will be held in Austin on Saturday, September 24th and is the perfect opportunity for new candidates to get valuable training to get their campaigns off to a strong start as we move into election season.

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The Republican Party of Texas knows the key to victory lies with the strength of our candidates, and it is our goal to equip them with the training and resources needed to run a successful campaign. Please note that participation is limited to candidates who intend to run in the 2012 Republican Primary Election.

Participants will engage in a series of workshops and networking sessions with experienced, successful political professionals and elected officials. They will be exposed to insider tips for all aspects of a political campaign: getting your campaign started, building an effective staff, communications and new media, fundraising, ethics and election law, running an effective ground game, managing consultants – these are just a few of the topics that will be covered in this intense, one-day workshop.

In order to ensure meaningful and personal interaction between candidates and instructors, seating is limited. Seminar cost is $100 per person and includes class materials and meals. Please complete the online application by Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 for enrollment consideration. Registration payment will be due upon acceptance into the program.

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Classes will begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude by 5:00 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel & Suites Town Lake, 111 E. Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, Texas 78701. For overnight guests, the Radisson is holding a room block for $129.00/night for rooms booked on or before September 8th. To contact the hotel, call them directly at 512-478-9611.

More information will be released as it becomes available. If you have any immediate questions, please contact Travis Griffin at 512-879-4046 or by email at tgriffin@texasgop.org.