AUSTIN – One of the first calls Republican Party of Texas (RPT) Chairman Steve Munisteri received after he was elected was from Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, who offered to assist the RPT in preparing for the November elections. Back in June, Chairman Munisteri outlined the financial difficulties the Party was facing and Senator Hutchison committed to doing a minimum of two fundraisers for the Party.

Not only did Sen. Hutchison deliver on her promise by being a special guest at a luncheon benefiting the RPT on Sept. 8 at the Dallas Petroleum Club, but she later surprised Chairman Munisteri with a $10,000 contribution of her own for the RPT. At the event, Senator Hutchison provided those in attendance an analysis of the Party’s chances in the upcoming election as well as providing a critique of the diastrous policies of the Obama administration.

She further stressed the critical need for the Party to take control of the House and Senate, in order to put a halt to any further damage that the current administration could inflict on the country, as well as lay the groundwork for a Republican Party to take control of the White House in 2012.

Chairman Munisteri noted in his remarks that when he first started as a Republican blockwalker in 1972, it was the same year that the then Kay Bailey, was elected to her first term in the Texas House of Representatives. 1972 was a time in Harris County and Texas where there were very few Republicans holding office across the State. He also noted that her husband, Ray Hutchison, also served as State Party Chairman in the middle 70’s and that both Hutchisons had demonstrated a longtime commitment to build the Republican Party of Texas. He remains grateful and appreciative for their combined and continued support.

Senator Hutchison was well received and the event exceeded its fundraising goal of $50,000 despite torrential rainfall and tornado activity in Dallas that day from Tropical Storm Hermine.

The RPT and Senator Hutchison wil be annoucinng a second fundraiser at a date in the near future.