If you haven’t already claimed one of the free pocket-size versions of the U.S. Constitution — similar to the one Khizr Khan offered to loan Donald Trump — it’s too late.
The American Civil Liberties Union was giving away small versions of the U.S. Constitution — for free — until Election Day, Nov. 8. But the group notes on its website that they are all gone.
“We apologize, but due to the unprecedented demand in response to our free Pocket Constitution offer, we are now completely out of stock and unable to continue the offer,” a note on the website states.
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This giveaway came after Khan, father of a deceased Muslim-American war hero, spoke of his son, Army Capt. Humayun S.M. Khan, and his family’s loss during the Democratic National Convention.
Victory in Tarrant?
State Rep. Stephanie Klick, R-Fort Worth, has been picked to serve as Tarrant County Victory Chair this year.
Klick, a former chair of the Tarrant County Republican Party, was chosen by the current chair, Tim O’Hare.
“After eight years of oppressive leadership under Barack Obama, it is critical that all Republicans work hard to ensure that Republicans win up-and-down the ballot this November,” O’Hare said. “I am thrilled to have Representative Klick leading the fight in Tarrant County.
“Her extensive knowledge and campaign experience will be invaluable as we take the fight to the Democrats.”
Cruz 0, Establishment 1
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has kept up his larger-than-Texas post presidential campaigning by endorsing fellow Tea Party conservatives. Only it’s not going so well.
Recently, Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kansas, was defeated by an establishment figure, physician Roger Marshall.
Like Cruz, Huelskamp ruffled feathers, especially riling former Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, who removed him from the House Agriculture Committee — a key posting for someone representing Kansas.
In his endorsement of Huelskamp in July Cruz said, “Tim Huelskamp is a principled conservative who has stood up to the Washington cartel and fought for Kansans since the day he first arrived in our nation’s capital.”
Huelskamp is a member of the Freedom Caucus, the most conservative members of the House, which forced Boehner’s resignation last year. In a photo tweeted by New York Times reporter Carl Hulse, Boehner was seen watching the Kansas results, drinking a glass of red wine, and smiling with satisfaction.
Boehner is no fan of Cruz, either, famously calling him “Lucifer.”
Another Doctor in the House
Marshall, who just beat Huelskamp, is likely to be elected in the GOP district. That will mean another ob-gyn in the “Doctors’ Caucus,” which includes U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Pilot Point, an ob-gyn in Lewisville for decades before being elected to Congress in 2002.
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