|Richard Baker for Chambers County 344th Judicial District Court|
RINO means Republican In Name Only and if a name is mean to describe someone, we could find no simple short word to tell Chambers County Republican primary voters about Richard Baker. While Baker’s opponent is a good conservative attorney with an excellent legal background to fill the vacant District Judge’s bench of the Honorable Judge Carroll Wilborne, Baker has been an antagonist to conservatives and Republicans his whole life.
Baker’s association with the Godfather of Democratic politics in Liberty County is as long as his career in law. Baker has the kind of Democrat credentials that would recommend him to be the Democrat Party Chairman of Texas, not a candidate in a Republican primary.
Baker has demeaned and made fun of and tried to beat down Republicans his entire adult life. He is only running as a Republican because he has to if he wants to hold an elected position in this part of Texas. Furthermore, Baker is used to having a near family-like relationship to at least one of the Judge’s sitting on the bench and with the death of the Democrat party he no longer has that advantage (so why not run for office).