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Dallas GOP Rally Counters President's Fundraiser

By BJ Austin, KERA News

Dallas, TX – Dallas County Republicans used the President's visit to pump up enthusiasm for a GOP victory in local November elections. KERA's BJ Austin says a Democratic surge turned Dallas County "blue" in 2006. Republicans want to see a return to "red" in the fall.

Dallas County Party Chairman Jonathan Neerman fired up the crowd at the "Freedom Rally" at Franklin Middle School Stadium in North Dallas.

Neerman: Have you had enough? We have the hope this November to elect conservative candidates up and down the ballot.

Dallas County Republicans are targeting the key positions of District Attorney and County Judge at the top of the local ballot.

Neerman: The President being here was the impetus for having this. We're hoping to get a message to voters in Dallas County and around Texas, and that is the Republican Party is presenting an alternative to the Democratic policies coming out of Washington.

That's what brought Jim Hayes to the rally from Kaufman County.

Hayes: I guess I've been part of the silent majority too long, and I think its time for a lot of us to stand up and let our voices be heard and our opinions be heard.

Neerman: Thank you for everything you're doing and go vote in November.

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