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big protest in fort worth
In all honesty, some member of the state GOP are old, rich and white -- but not all of them.
Just walk around the Texas GOP convention in Fort Worth, and you might confuse some members as "progressives" based on their looks.
Jeff Lane lives in Huntsville in Walker County. His long beard and arm tattoos might make you think he punches a Democratic ticket, but you'd be wrong.
"I'm a Goldwater Republican. I believe in limited government," Lane said while holding a Ron Paul campaign sign.
Then there's Malcolm West. The University of Houston student, who is black, said he doesn't like it when people automatically assume he votes for Democrats.
"We find that offensive, because it shuts down your brain, that you should automatically vote for something that has a 'D' next to it," he said.
West proudly states he's head of the University. Do you have a story? call 817=773-2054