Learn more about the 2012 Republican National Convention by visiting the official website.
Texas delegates to the Republican National Convention are chosen in two ways:
By Congressional District Caucus
- At-Large by the National Nominations Committee
All delegates chosen will serve in the same capacity at the Republican National Convention (ie. there is no difference between congressional district delegates and at-large delegates, other than the way they are selected.)
Three delegates and three alternates will be chosen from each of the 36 Congressional Districts in Texas to represent our state at the Republican National Convention. Congressional District Caucuses will meet on Friday, June 8th at 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 9th at 8:00 a.m. Room numbers will be announced in the official convention program. Please see RPT Rule 38 for nominating procedures.
44 delegates and 44 alternates will be chosen “at-large” to represent Texas at the Republican National Convention. You are (if you wish) able to testify in front of the National Nominations Committee at the State Convention on Friday, June 8th at 7:30 p.m. or Saturday, June 9th at 10:00 a.m. Room numbers will be announced in the official convention program. Please see RPT Rule 38 for nominating procedures. It is recommended that you bring 40 completed copies of the Application for Consideration, linked at the top of this page.
** While it is not necessary to bring the Application for Consideration, it is a good way for the committee to gain information about applicants in order to make an educated decision. The only material that will be distributed to the National Nominations Committee by RPT is a compilation of the Application for Considerations that were sent to RPT by the May 31st deadline. If you would like to distribute additional material, please bring at least 40 copies to the committee meeting during the times mentioned above.
Consider these before making this commitment!
Items you must provide at this meeting:
- Credit Card number
- Full contact information including email and cell phone
- Photo ID
Credit Card – consider the expenses required
HOUSING RESERVATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED AT THE MANDATORY DELEGATE AND ALTERNATE MEETING. There is a 5-night minimum for hotel reservations. Delegates and Alternates are responsible for all hotel costs, which could be approximately $1500. Consider choosing a roommate to share the cost and space. Reservations for Delegates and Alternates at the host hotel can only be made through RPT. Note: Delegates and Alternates are also responsible for all other travel expenses, meals, etc. Your total expense will likely exceed $2000 per person.
Contact Information – you must be available to receive information
Over the summer, email will be the primary source of communication between Delegates/Alternates and the RPT Delegation Coordinator. During the National Convention (other than daily briefing meetings with handouts), text messaging on cell phones will be the primary source of communication between Delegates and Alternates and the RPT Delegation Coordinator.
Photo ID – this is required for participation at the National Convention
All participants to the Republican National Convention will be required to carry government-issued photo IDs at all times during the convention. Please bring this with you to the mandatory delegate and alternate meeting as well.