10 Big Wins For Texas
This has been an incredible year for grassroots activists in Texas! Not only did the efforts of TEA Party activists and conservatives from across the state yield a historic crop of strong candidates but the tireless efforts that those activists put forth carried a great number of them on to receive the Republican nomination.
Here at Texas Action we focused the efforts of our inaugural primary election cycle on 12, highly competitive, State House races in Tarrant, Denton, Collin and Dallas counties. We endorsed principled conservatives in races where we saw a clear choice between a candidate who would fight for Texas and her interests and those who would bow the pressures of compromised leadership and special interest.
Our goal was not to pick easy races and rack up a nice win ratio. We wanted to dive into the thick of things and put our name and efforts behind conservatives who we will be proud of in the State House.
10 of those 12 candidates won their primary elections (in two cases they went to a runoff) and are advancing to be the Republican nominees! Most of them either don’t have a general election opponent or do not face a strong opponent.
Matt Rinaldi and Mike Brucia fought hard and are candidates we were proud to support but did not ultimately win their races. They remain strong conservatives and I hope very much that they will continue their fight in the years to come. They forced their opponents to be more responsive to the issues and concerns on the minds of conservative voters and those pressures will help keep Austin accountable in the next legislative session.
I couldn’t be prouder of the 10 candidates who are headed on to November, and, I hope, to Austin!
Each of these men and women speak with conviction and fight with tenacity. I expect great things from them as they enter their freshman legislative session and hope that you will join us in holding them accountable to the promises they made during their campaigns.
As we move forward with our November election plans, we need your help. Whether it’s volunteering, donating, or just spreading the word, please support these efforts in any way you can.
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