Asche attack “Grossly misrepresented”


AUSTIN – Earlier today, Cindy Crocker Asche and her campaign leveled an attack on RPT Chair James Dickey in his campaign for re-election citing a decade-plus old civil lawsuit which was settled. Asche is running against Dickey for RPT Chair.
Amy E. Davis, an experienced commercial litigation attorney and published author practicing in Dallas, is the attorney who represented Dickey in the lawsuit and made the following statement:
“Almost 15 years ago, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed a civil lawsuit to recoup losses sustained by investors in three related hedge funds. The suit targeted Conrad Seghers, the funds’ founder and individual responsible for soliciting investors and managing the funds’ investments. The civil suit also named James Dickey, who primarily performed marketing and bookkeeping for the hedge funds. Contrary to his opponent’s allegations, the SEC never filed criminal charges against Dickey nor did Dickey enter any kind of plea. Dickey settled the civil lawsuit against him as businesses do every day.
“Far from shirk responsibility, Dickey fully cooperated with the SEC. Dickey and the SEC agreed the terms of the settlement would remain confidential, which is standard for settlements of civil matters.
“Dickey maintained his position as a top executive in a multi-billion dollar insurance company after the settlement with no change in authority or duties.
“Dickey’s opponent has grossly misrepresented nearly every aspect of the claims against Dickey—knowing all the while he is unable to address the misstatements because of the confidentiality agreement. If I were his opponent, I would fire the lawyer who wrote the so-called breaking news release and remind them that this type of defamation is actionable.”
Chairman James Dickey released the following statement:
“So far in this campaign for State Party Chairman much has been said about integrity and the desire for truth and transparency to win out. I could not agree more with those sentiments and I have worked hard in the last 10 months to bring the highest level of transparency to the Party in all we do – finances, convention, primaries, meetings, and the day-to-day operations. We have passed every audit, raised record-breaking funds for the Party, and have found ways to be the best stewards of those funds, and we will continue to do so.
“Over the course of my life, I have been deeply committed and involved with the Republican Party – its ideals, values and principles. I have worked hard at all levels of engagement to prove to the grassroots that they can take me at my word. The faith our donors have placed in me as they give and sacrifice their hard-earned money has been enough to prove to the Party’s faithful that they can trust me with their time and treasure as well. I am confident that the growth our Party has seen in the last few months will continue, and, together we will keep producing winning results for the grassroots and for our Republican nominees in November.”

Paddie vs. Boersma



Before you go to the polls next Tuesday, March 6, I respectfully request the voters in House District 9 (Harrison, Panola, Shelby, Cass, and Marion) to consider the following:

Do you agree with?

  • On Budget night, voting with Democrats to give tax dollars to state-funded art projects;
  • Voting against protections for whistleblowers who expose sanctuary city policies;
  • Voting for a taxpayer handout for Nascar that is not available to small businesses across the state;
  • Voting to impose a so-called “granny tax” on nursing home residents, that would allow nursing homes to raise revenue without their residents and caregivers knowing about it;
  • Voting to raid the states Rainy Day Fund for ongoing expenses, despite Governor Abbott’s protest;
  • Voting with the Democrats to kill a bill that would have established a strong state spending limit — a priority backed by over 90% of Texas Republican voters;
  • When Governor Abbott called the legislature back for a Special Session in order to pass property tax reform and other conservative priorities, fighting against the Governor’s conservative agenda, in particular, voting to kill the property tax reform and relief proposal; and
  • Voting with taxpayers 42% of the time.

The above is Chris Paddie’s record. It is time for Chris Paddie to be relieved of his duties.

Garrett Boersma cares about House District 9.  Check out the following issues Garrett Boersma stands firm on:

  • Property tax relief
  • Protect the Texas border
  • Promote free enterprise
  • Limit government spending
  • Improve outcomes for children in our public schools
  • Protect Texas’ little girls and boys in public restrooms, locker rooms, and showers
  • Is 100% pro-life
  • Supports the 2nd Amendment and is opposed to gun control

As a conservative activist in Senate District 1, I respectfully request the voters in House District 9 to vote for GARRETT BOERSMA FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE.




Let’s Chat

I posted this on Facebook the other day.  It’s a “dumping my purse” so-to-speak post that I truly felt needed to be aired.

By the Facebook comments, Facebook messages, and text messages I received from friends, family, elected officials, candidates for election, and voters, that are fed up and agree, I thought I should post this on my blog as well.

Ok, let’s chat!

Politics in Upshur is a bloodbath. It does not need to be if we focus on experience and the record. We are grown-ups. It’s time we act like it. It’s not personal or click-ish for me. My endorsements are my own. Surprise, I have a brain and I use it. I vet and each endorsement is based on extensive research.

I’m not afraid of moderates, democrats, or jealous haters. I am a grassroots tea party constitutional conservative and I wish for the betterment of the county, district, and/or state in which myself and my family reside. It’s not personal. We all wear big britches. Pull them up!

I don’t really get why I am asked, though I have come to learn, through many years, that many know my history of not including rumors, personalities, or innuendo in my decisions. I also look at capability. I truly vet and take my vote very seriously.

I do admit that I have heard a lot about this or that on a lot of folks. Since I have moved to Upshur many can attest that I would and still do not pick a side until I personally have seen x, y, or z. In four years, I’ve witnessed a lot of x, y, and z. Some were right and some were wrong in my view.

If a candidate didn’t get my endorsement, it’s because they didn’t prove to be the better candidate based on my interview and/or the record. Let’s face reality. It doesn’t mean they are horrible people, their momma wears army boots, or they are incapable.

In other words, if one works their rear off for the county, district, and/or state, their record will blink in neon. I don’t vote based on how long someone has lived in town, district, state, or their last name. Texas is the best state ever and our senate district is the most conservative. Upshur is my home and where my heart is. I only want the best in my vetting. My heart is always to help.

I do not vote or endorse one way or the other because so-in-so has been a major pain in my personal life. Actually, someone that seeks the betterment of the county, district, or state gains a great deal of my respect.

Look at Jay Dean and me. We knew within 20 minutes of our first conversation for House District 7 that we were on opposite sides of the fence. However, in my multiple conversations with him in the Regular and Special Session, I have come to learn that Jay is willing to listen and he works hard. He also knows that when he listens to the bologna spewers I am not afraid to call it out. He has grown a lot in his first session. We don’t agree on everything, but he at least is willing to communicate, listen, and consider. Heck, Harry and I don’t agree on everything. What married man or woman does? I believe Jay understands that his voting record speaks volumes, and he fully understands that is my concern.

If your school bond is too high and the tax rate will make the county seat or wherever unsustainable, I will speak out. I live here. Deal with it. Prove to me why harming our county tax wise is worth it. I’ve done a walk-thru at the high school. I also have family members that recently graduated from the school. Not to mention many friends who are teachers and parents that have children currently under your roof. A 20% tax increase and a $91 million debt for 700 students in the building you wish to demolish and rebuild is nuts — straight up.

Also, if some seek a kingdom that will usurp the will of the voters, it won’t go unnoticed by me at all. Upshur is rural and yes, we love that appeal, but try and usurp the voters, and I will not be quiet. Don’t get lost in who you think you are.

I never expect all to agree with me. I am not full of myself enough to demand that. Take it or leave it. I’m cool with that. I am not this conniving individual, democratic operative, looney libertarian, or foreign control freak that some still seek to label me as. Like it or lump it, I will work with anyone that has a true conservative solution heart. Ask Marty RhymesKeith Rothra, JoAnn Fleming, Dana Waller HodgesTrayce BradfordThomas WoodDon RadcliffeMary Anne Scott FarrowBrenda Gilbert EvansSue EvenwelCole HefnerCeCelia SquiresCindy SchwartzCarol MeyerRay MyersMelady ThompsonLacey LowryMike LeeJoe HarrisonMelody SprayLee LesterLori GranadosIrene MayJerl J May Jr.Becky Dean BoyerToby Marie WalkerMichael Anthony FluscheCarol Waddell, or the others in the original CruzCrew, Jeremiah Hunter or Wes Brumit — recently. They will tell you I work my tail off. I’m not competing. We all strongly seek to work together and they know my focus has always been on giving Senate District 1 a voice in Austin from the get-go. Please try and negate that.

I’m not perfect. He has shown me that, and I seek His guidance daily.

A good friend, Toby Marie Walker, sent me this video on haters, which gave me such a chuckle. It’s short and one I think you may enjoy as well.





God Bless you and yours!  ~ Stace



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Stacy McMahan is the President and Executive Director of East Texans for Liberty. Be sure to check out this conservative organization that serves Upshur County, Texas, and Senate District 1 at the following:    


2018 Texas Republican Ballot Propositions

Here is the full list of ballot propositions submitted by the SREC for inclusion on the 2018 Republican General Primary Election ballot:

  1. Texas should replace the property tax system with an appropriate consumption tax equivalent. Yes/No
  2. No governmental entity should ever construct or fund construction of toll roads without voter approval. Yes/No
  3. Republicans in the Texas House should select their Speaker nominee by secret ballot in a binding caucus without Democrat influence. Yes/No
  4. Texas should require employers to screen new hires through the free E-Verify system to protect jobs for legal workers. Yes/No
  5. Texas families should be empowered to choose from public, private, charter, or homeschool options for their children’s education, using tax credits or exemptions without government constraints or intrusion. Yes/No
  6. Texas should protect the privacy and safety of women and children in spaces such as bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers in all Texas schools and government buildings. Yes/No
  7. I believe abortion should be abolished in Texas. Yes/No
  8. Vote fraud should be a felony in Texas to help ensure fair elections. Yes/No
  9. Texas demands that Congress completely repeal Obamacare. Yes/No
  10. To slow the growth of property taxes, yearly revenue increases should be capped at 4%, with increases in excess of 4% requiring voter approval. Yes/No
  11. Tax dollars should not be used to fund the building of stadiums for professional or semi-professional sports teams. Yes/No

2018 Endorsements


My focus is on challenged races. This list is a work in progress.  Check back for updates.

Office Sought Ballot Name
U. S. Senator Ted Cruz
U. S. Representative District 1 Louie Gohmert
U. S. Representative District 4 John Ratcliffe
U. S. Representative District 5 Jason Wright
Governor Greg Abbott
Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick
Commissioner of Agriculture Sid Miller
Railroad Commissioner Weston Martinez
Judge, Criminal Court of Appeals, Place 8 Michelle Slaughter
State Senate SD 2 Bob Hall
State Senate SD 7 Paul Bettencourt
State Senator SD 8 Angela Paxton
State Senate SD 9 Kelly Hanock
State Senate SD 10 Konni Burton
State Senate SD 16 Don Huffines
State Senate SD 30 Pat Fallon
State Representative HD 2 Bryan Slayton
State Representative HD 4 Stuart Spitzer
State Representative HD 5 Cole Hefner
State Representative HD 6 Matt Schaefer
State Representative HD 8 Thomas McNutt
State Representative HD 9 Garrett Boersma
State Representative HD 11 Danny Ward
State Representative HD 15 Steve Toth
State Representative HD 18 Emily Kebodeaux Cook
State Representative HD 23 Mayes Middleton
State Representative HD 25 Damon Rambo
State Representative HD 45 Naomi Narvaiz
State Representative HD 55 CJ Grisham
State Representative HD 60 Mike Lang
State Representative HD 66 Matt Shaheen
State Representative HD 67 Jeff Leach
State Representative HD 73 Kyle Biedermann
State Representative HD 92 Jonathan Stickland
State Representative HD 93 Matt Krause
State Representative HD 94 Tony Tinderholt
State Representative HD 96 Bill Zedler
State Representative HD 98 Armin Mizani
State Representative HD 99 Bo French
State Representative HD 114 Lisa Luby Ryan
State Representative HD 115 Matt Rinaldi
State Representative HD 121 Matt Beebe
State Representative HD 122 Chris Fails
State Representative HD 126 Kevin Fulton
State Representative HD 128 Briscoe Cain
State Representative HD 150 Valoree Swanson
Titus County Commissioner, Pct. 4 Judy Kent
Upshur County District Clerk Nicole Hernandez
Upshur County Commissioner Pct. 2 Dustin Nicholson
Upshur Justice of the Peace Pct. 1 Wyone Manes
Upshur Justice of the Peace Pct. 4 Anthony Betterton

Stacy McMahan
President & Executive Director
East Texans for Liberty

Naomi Narvaiz for Texas District 45 #TxHD45


Naomi Narvaiz has been on the ground, in the trenches of her community for 18 years. There is no question in my mind that she has a servants heart. This impressive, hardworking conservative lady has stepped up to run for the open seat of Texas House District 45.


I wholeheartedly endorse Naomi Narvaiz in her quest for Texas House District 45, and I eagerly recommend the voters in the District to vote for Narvaiz on March 6, 2018.


For Liberty,


Stacy McMahan, President of East Texans for Liberty, individually



Texas Grassroots: It is up to you!


There has been a disapproving movement, from the Establishment arm, in the Republican Party of Texas (RPT) since grassroots conservative, James Dickey was voted in as Chairman.

Here is a Facebook post from Janet Jackson, the President of the Texas Republican County Chairmen’s Association (TRCCA), soon after the State Republican Executive Committee (SREC) voted Dickey in as Chairman:

Janet Jackson RIP

Fairly soon after Jackson’s posting of the above, it was reported she had removed it.

Dickey has done a terrific job raising funds for the Party, as well as has testified, during Special Session, on matters in line with the Republican Party Platform. Dickey also put forth a call for all Texas House Republican Representatives to pledge to vote for a Republican in the Texas House Republican Caucus for Speaker.  To date, very few Establishment Republicans have signed onto the pledge.

Jackson, back in December, sought to have the SREC denounce Dickey’s pledge call to the Texas Republican House Caucus members. However, after little support, she abandoned her efforts.  Well, at least publicly.  Behind the scenes, Jackson was busy calling other establishment members in the RPT, as well as those that would listen, pleading for them to either run against Dickey or support his challenger.

Many Texas Republicans remember the 62 County GOP’s, across Texas, that passed a ‘No Confidence’ Resolution in Speaker Straus.  Each NC Resolution spelled out the reason for the resolution was due to Speaker Straus’ overt disdain and lack of support of the RPT Platform. Per reliable sources, the 62 Resolutions encompassed over 70 percent of Texas Republican voters. In other words, a large number of Texas Republican voters had had enough of Speaker Straus’ lack of support of the RPT Platform and his moderate agenda in the Texas House.

It was just 10 days ago when the State Republican Executive Committee voted to Censure Establishment-Darling Joe Straus. Soon after the vote, Straus put out the word to his lobby friends to cease donating to the RPT. 

Also, at the SREC meeting, soon after Amy Clark, the RPT Vice Chair, announced she would not seek re-election, Texas Federation of Republican Women’s Cindy Ash announced she would be running against James Dickey for RPT Chair and then Rick Figueroa, who lost in his campaign for Chairman against Dickey, announced he would be running for RPT Vice Chair.

This last Saturday, Jackson posted this on Facebook:

janet jackson

Take note of West Texas’ conservative powerhouse, Teresa Beckmeyer’s Facebook post regarding the above:




Powerhouse Senate District 1 SREC member, Sue Evenwel said the following:

“The strength of the Party is in the conservative grassroots, yet historically the grassroots do not invest financially in the Party.  That is partially due to the lack of trust in leadership, whether justified or not.

Today, we have a Chairman who is a champion of conservative grassroots Republicans, and he put it “all on the line” for us at the last SREC meeting.  He and Amy knew they were walking the plank, escorted by a buzz saw, with their “yes” vote on the Censure Resolution of Speaker Straus.  Chairman Dickey’s belief in our Party platform should mean something.  He has fallen on his sword defending it. Now is time for the grassroots to support Chairman Dickey and the RPT.

Putting it into perspective, a $44 contribution from only 50% of the 136,800 Republican voters from Senate District 1, in the Governor’s race in 2014, would net over $3 Million!”

Sue is right!

So, what are YOU, as a grassroots conservative being asked?  Please donate $44, or more if you can, to both the RPT and James Dickey.  Why is it important to donate to Dickey?  Dickey cannot utilize RPT funds for his campaign as Chairman. 

My personal plea: As a leader with East Texans for Liberty, an organization that serves Senate District 1, I will personally donate and I respectfully challenge our Party Chair friends and conservative leaders, throughout the district, to do the same.  Let’s make Sue and Dennis proud!


ET4L: Save the Alamo & Straw Poll on Feb 12, 2018


February 3, 2018
Contact:  Stacy McMahan (903) 500-2292

GIMER, TEXAS:  Upshur’s conservative organization, East Texans for Liberty’s monthly meeting will be on Monday, February 12, 2018.  The evening’s program will be a presentation on “Save the Alamo” with Weston Martinez.

Martinez is a fourth generation Texas conservative grassroots leader with a history of service to the Republican Party and proven results. Martinez has served as a conservative grassroots leader in Texas for over twenty years, served on the State Republican Executive Committee, and as a Governor Perry appointee to the Texas Real Estate Commission, where he finished his term under Governor Greg Abbott.

Martinez, a resident of San Antonio, is well versed in the “reimage plan” of the Texas General Land Office (GLO) concerning the Texas Alamo.

Four years ago, the Texas Legislators promoted and passed a plan involving the rebuilding and improvement of Texas’ most iconic shrine — the Alamo. The plan would have rebuilt certain historic structures present at the time of the 1836 battle, as well as give visitors a better and more complete understanding of the physical environment existing at the time of the conflict.

Land Commissioner George P. Bush’s plan is far and removed from the Legislators focus. Some of the examples that Martinez will cover is the GLO’s plan to rename the Alamo, focus on world history, diminishing the focus on the 1836 battle for which the Alamo is famously known, and much more!

February 12th’s meeting will be held at the Disabled American Veterans Building located at 1924 Hwy 271 North in Gilmer (across from Walmart).  A light complimentary dinner of chili will begin at 6:30 pm and the program will begin at 7:00 pm.  This event is open to the public, free, and kid-friendly.

Republican candidates for elected office will speak also briefly about their campaigns.

“February 12th’s meeting will include a Straw Poll conducted by East Texans for Liberty,” said East Texans for Liberty’s President, Stacy McMahan.

Powerhouse Constitutional Attorney, KrisAnne Hall, who resides in Florida with her husband and their adopted son, will join East Texans for Liberty on Monday, March 12, 2018.  KrisAnne Hall is a constitutional attorney, author, and radio host.  March’s program will be held at the Disabled American Veterans Building, across from Walmart, off of Hwy 271 North.

“Considering KrisAnne Hall will present two seminars on March 12th, the program will begin at 6:30 pm. This is earlier than our regular public meeting.  So, mark your calendars for March’s meeting with powerhouse Constitutional Attorney KrisAnne Hall for 6:30 pm.  A light complimentary dinner will begin at 6:00 pm,” said McMahan.





H.R. 1: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act



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Yesterday, marked a momentous day in history.  H.R. 1 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was passed by the 115th Congress.

H.R. 1 is largely referred to as the “Republican Tax Cut Bill”.  The reason for this is probably because not a single Democrat; in the U.S. House or U.S. Senate, signed onto the bill.

The President and the GOP, gushing over this huge success, had many things to say regarding the passage of the bill.

President Donald Trump, “It’s been an amazing experience, I have to tell you. Hasn’t been done in 34 years, but actually, really hasn’t been done, because we broke every record. It’s the largest — I always say, the most massive — but it’s the largest tax cut in the history of our country — and reform — but tax cut.”

On the Chris Salcedo Show, earlier today, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, of Texas, said, “This is a tax cut that is designed to do several things.  The most important thing that it is to do is to create jobs.” “Jobs are the number one priority of Texans,” Cruz said further.

“Jobs are the number one priority of Texans.”

Salcedo and Senator Cruz also discussed his Student Opportunity Amendment, the only amendment that was accepted into the bill, of which was attacked vehemently by U.S Senate Democrats mostly concerning the provision to include homeschoolers.

In summary, parents across the nation utilize the 529 College Savings Plans to save money for their children’s college education.  The Student Opportunity Amendment, that Senator Cruz proposed, includes not only college students but those students in K-12.  Sadly,  Senate Democrats blocked homeschoolers from benefiting from this plan.

Soon after the announcement of the vote to pass H.R. 1, Boeing, AT&T, Comcast, Fifth Third Bancorp, and Wells Fargo announced promises of bonuses or pay hikes and the like.

There have been many comments on social media concerning H.R. 1.  Most of the GOP and alike taxpayers are thrilled with its passage.

Many of my friends have expressed an expectation of savings, such as CeCelia Squires, of Longview, TX. Squires posted on social media that she expects to save $24,000 a year. When I asked my husband, Harry McMahan, how much of a savings he anticipates for us, he responded that he could not say without reading the concrete figures, however, he does expect savings.

Democrats are foaming at the mouth and professing doom and gloom over the passage of H.R. 1.

Democrat Congresswoman and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, of California, never lets America down with her alleged professions of doom and gloom.  Regarding H.R. 1, “Probably one of the worst bills in the history of the United States of America… The debate on health care is like death. This is Armageddon.”

The debate over H.R. 1 turned even uglier yesterday. U.S. Senator Tim Scott, of South Carolina, was attacked by a Huffington Post contributor for essentially being black while Republican concerning H.R. 1. Senator Scott was accused of being President Donald Trump’s “manipulated prop” due to his black skin by Huffington Post contributor Andy Ostroy.

“What a shocker,” wrote Ostroy in a tweet.  “There’s ONE black person there and sure enough they have him standing right next to the mic like a manipulated prop.”

Senator Scott slapped back at Ostroy, on Twitter, with this reply: “Uh probably because I helped write the bill for the past year, have multiple provisions included, got multiple Senators on board over the last week and have worked on tax reform my entire time in Congress.”

Is H.R. 1 the complete answer?  I think not.  Washington has a lot to do concerning spending caps and more.  However, H.R. 1 is a very good beginning in the effort to place America back on the right path towards freedom and making America great again.