SHERMAN, Tex. -- This week, Grayson County Republicans said good-bye to one of their own. Chairman Clyde Seibman stepped down after over ten years of service. That is the first of many important dates to come for the group. The leaders say 2008, could be a year to remember.
Leaders of the GOP in North Texas are looking towards the future.
"Our second full time job during an election year is to work hard to keep our first full time job," says Texas Supreme Court Justice DaleWainwright.
Wainwright is one of many republicans that spent time this week in Grayson County, trying to garner support not only for their own campaigns in November, but for the party they have grown to love.
"I think its good when more people get involved and get engaged understand what the issues are research the candidates and then support the candidates and exercise their constitutional right to vote," Wainwright says.
This year Democratic voters showed up in record numbers across the state, showing support for either Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton, a fact that doesn't really worry senior part leaders.
"We have a great enthusiasm in our party and I think the fact that we have our nominee and we are now rallying around him gives us a good chance in the fall," he says.
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison says she is not interested in being a running mate for John McCain, but supports him through and through, especially with his stance on the war.
"As hard as it is, and its really hard, we have to do the right thing to win this war on terror so our children cam grow up in freedom as we have had,” Hutchison (R)-TX says.