The Ellis County Tea Party will host a special candidate forum at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 at the Waxahachie Civic Center. This educational event for voters will be a public forum for candidates seeking many statewide elected offices.

Confirmed candidates for the U.S. Senate position are John Cornyn, Eric Wyatt, Reid Reasor and Midlothianís own Kenneth Cope. Candidates for Attorney General who have confirmed their invitation are Dan Branch and Barry Smitherman.

Statewide candidates running for State Comptroller, Land Commissioner and Lieutenant Governor are also confirmed. U.S. House of Representative District 6 candidates Joe Barton and Frank Kuchar have also agreed to attend this informative event.

All of these candidates will have time to meet and greet voters one on one, as well as a time to make their appeal to the voters and to take questions from Tea Party leadership in a public forum setting. There will be two separate time frames for the different candidates in an effort to fit most people in on this one afternoon and evening.

Also in attendance at the meet and greet portion of the ECTP event will be the candidates running in the local Ellis County races of Texas House District 10, County Commissioner and County Judge. To get the specific times for candidates or more details about the upcoming event, visit

About the Ellis County Tea Party

The ECTP is considered home for the people in Ellis County who want to be active in the Constitutional conservative movement. Its plan for this meeting will be to meet and greet all who will come and continue the work of voter involvement. Its goal is to inform and educate voters so they can make informed and educated votes.

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