As I previously reported, RLC Tennessee Vice-Chair Matt Collins tied the GOP establishment candidate to become Davidson County GOP Chair and there was a run-off election on April 4. Unfortunately, Matt did not win that run-off election, but he did come in second place.
Mr. Collins’s race was an uphill battle from the start, but it was entirely worth it: he advanced our message of individual liberty and limited government and showed that limited government Republicans can compete with the establishment in party races.
Mr. Collins not only received enough votes to be elected Vice-Chair, but also helped half-a-dozen other pro-liberty Republicans join the Dadidson County GOP Executive Committee. According to Matt Collins, “It is now time to move towards [liberty] by recruiting, fundraising, and supporting conservative limited-government candidates for office.”
Matt Collins proved that a young man with principles and ambition can have an impact on the process — that one man can make a difference in the largest county in Tennessee. He is encouraging all other RLC activists and advocates to come out of the woodwork to take a stand for limited government.
There’s never been a better time to recapture the GOP for limited government.