People often refer to Washington D.C. as “the Swamp,” and the descriptor is devastatingly precise.

Established as our nation’s capital by our Founders, a mere visit to Washington gives any citizen a clear idea of how infested the city has become with those who serve themselves rather than their constituents. Indeed, the halls of our government are filled with those who wield power over the people rather than for the people.

But there are a few up there who are seeking to change things, to drain the swamp and root out the corruption, self-dealing, and squalor that D.C. is known for. And of that few, several of them are from Texas.

One of these lawmakers is Congressman John Ratcliffe, who—in addition to serving as a strong advocate for conservatives on policy—has been one of Congress’ leading defenders of President Donald Trump against the deep state-Democrat witch hunt.

Another such lawmaker is East Texas’ Lance Gooden.

Texans for Fiscal Responsibility declined to endorse him in his first congressional campaign, but since taking office in Washington, Gooden has been one of the most conservative members of the Texas congressional delegation—and a strong advocate for the rule of law.

Those are just two of the seven Texans serving in federal office who we believe are worthy of re-election and are announcing our endorsement of today. Those individuals can be found below:

This is the first round of endorsements for Texans for Fiscal Responsibility; additional endorsements are forthcoming.

To find out more about these and other candidates as well as our endorsement process, please visit

Cary Cheshire

Cary Cheshire is the Vice President of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility. A 6th Generation Texan, Cary attended Texas A&M University was active in a number of conservative causes including Ted Cruz's Senate campaign. He has also worked on campaigns to elect conservatives to Congress and the Texas Legislature. Cary enjoys college football, genealogy research, and the occasional craft beer.