Republicans in Nacogdoches weigh in on 'Super Saturday'

Republicans in Nacogdoches weigh in on 'Super Saturday'
(Source: KTRE Staff)
(Source: KTRE Staff)

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - On Super Saturday, many Republicans in Nacogdoches were still recovering from Super Tuesday's excitement.

"I feel like it's kind of given Texas more of a voice in deciding who the presidential nominee is going to be," Andrew Higdon, the Nacogdoches Republican party chairman, said.

The Republican Party in Nacogdoches met at the Annex for a precinct convention.

A topic that was on everyone's mind is who will come out on top after Super Saturday's results.

"If it were Trump, Cruz, or Rubio, we can definitely give them a run for their money," Higdon said. "Especially considering it's probably going to be Hilary who gets the nomination."

Many believe Ben Carson leaving the race will help spread Republican votes. 

"Whatever percentage of votes that he was getting, is going to go now to some of the other candidates," Randy Booth, a Republican in Precinct 44 said. "I think it's healthy, and it's part of the dwindling process."

Now with only four candidates vying for the Republican nomination, many said it's time to focus on more serious issues.

"I'm glad to see that the field is narrowing down, but I'm also disappointed in what I call the junior-high boy behavior on some of the candidates," Booth said.

"I think instead of actual debates about the issues, they've come into who's going to attack who, who's going to try and one up the other person," Higdon said.

Higdon said now more than ever, it needs to be about unity.

"At the end of the day, we might be all different candidates but we're all on the same team," Higdon said. "You can say all day long, I'll be a better president, but you haven't served so we don't know that."

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