You can learn a good deal about someone by the company they keep. This maxim is especially valuable in a Republican primary where every candidate will tell you they are as conservative as Ronald Reagan.
In this summer’s primary runoffs conservative voters benefit from the fact that local and statewide conservatives have been discerning – establishing clear distinctions between candidates.
Below is a list of a few of the races where the contrast is made very clear…
“Taxpayer Champion” Rep. Jim Landtroop is consistently rated as one of the most conservative legislators out of last session and rightly has earned the support of West Texas conservatives as well as statewide groups and officials. Among many others, Landtroop is endorsed by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Young Conservatives of Texas, Texas Right to Life, and is supported by the Tea Party. Additionally, Governor Perry and Attorney General Abbot have endorsed Landtroop.
Former Tarrant County Republican Party Chair and conservative fighter Stephanie Klick is recognized as a fierce advocate for limited government and grassroots conservative values. As such, Stephanie Klick is locally endorsed by over ¾ of the Republican precinct chairs in Tarrant County, the Tarrant County Republican Assembly, and is strongly supported by the NE Tarrant County Tea Party (one of Texas’ most influential Tea Party Groups). Likewise, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texas Right to Life, Young Conservatives of Texas, also endorse her efforts seeking a seat in the Texas House.
Jeff Leach is a rising star in the conservative movement who believes that limited government maximizes economic and individual freedom and prosperity. Conservatives are supporting Jeff Leach for State Representative because he is a committed fiscal and social conservative with the integrity, leadership, and strong moral conviction needed to fight for those values in Austin. Jeff Leach is supported by numerous local Republican and conservative activists including the Collin County Conservative Republicans and the North Texas Tea Party. Additionally, Texas Right to Life, Young Conservatives of Texas, and Texans for Fiscal Responsibility stand with Leach.
In his campaign to replace the House seat being vacated by Rep. Rick Hardcastle, Drew Springer has advanced a consistent and steadfast conservative message. Drew Springer is committed to limited government, having proudly signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and fully supported Gov. Perry’s Texas Budget Compact. In the runoff, Springer is endorsed by each of his former opponents, and has garnered the support of the Young Conservatives of Texas, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texas Right to Life, and the Texas Home School Coalition.
Former legislator Bill Keffer has a proven conservative track record and is looking to return to the House to fight the good fight! Leading conservatives including Ken Paxton, Wayne Christian, Jodie Laubenberg, and Cathie Adams have endorsed Bill Keffer as well as Texas Right to Life, Young Conservatives of Texas, and Texans for Fiscal Responsibility.
Emergency room doctor and tenacious conservative activist Donna Campbell aims to take a healthy dose of commonsense conservative principles to Austin – and she’s not alone. In her bold challenge to one of the Senate’s most liberal Republicans, Campbell is a favorite among the conservative grassroots and conservative movement. Adding to her surging grassroots support, Campbell is also endorsed by Central Texas Republican Assembly, Republican National Coalition for Life, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Young Conservatives of Texas, Texas Right to Life, and several others.
In each of these contests, the weight of conservative support is clear, but what really matters is whether these candidates can translate their positive message of commonsense reform into support at the runoff’s ballot box. Early voting runs Monday, July 23 – Friday, July 27th. Runoff Election Day is Tuesday, July 31st.
House District 11: Travis Clardy challenging Chuck Hopson
Hopson is a long-serving legislator who only recently switched parties without improving his abysmal voting record. Clardy is a strong conservative who will better represent the district’s conservative leanings.