When it comes to grassroots campaigning, congressional candidate Ned Luscombe’s energy and effort is nearly unsurpassed—and reports of his yard signs blanketing neighborhoods across the district are a “sign” that his hard work may be paying off.

Luscombe is one of 10 candidates seeking the Republican nomination for Texas’ 11th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives.

The 67-year-old Gardendale resident has been in West Texas since 1986. Luscombe and his wife, Pamela, have been married for 35 years and have three grown sons.

A professional registered nurse of 45 years, he is the only candidate in the race who comes from the medical/healthcare industry—something he says gives him a unique edge over his opponents regarding an issue important not only to the people of the district but also in Washington D.C.

“I am the only one in the race who understands the issues we are facing with the healthcare industry. We need competition across state lines. We need to eliminate the cap on health savings accounts,” Luscombe said.

Luscombe started work at an early age and paid his way through college at the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

A student of economics and constitutional history, Ned studies the works of notable free-market economists such as Milton Friedman and Friedrich Hayek.

“Our country was founded on economic and political freedom,” he told Texas Scorecard.  “I subscribe to the Austrian economic free-market theory.”

His campaigning efforts have taken him to nearly every city and town across the vast district spanning hundreds of miles, from Andrews to Granbury, personally knocking on 11,000 estimated doors in the election so far.

When knocking on doors, Luscombe tells voters he is running because we need to save our republic. “We need to protect free speech and due process, protect the unborn, secure our border, and defend the Second Amendment and religious liberties.”

Luscombe says he is a strong supporter of President Donald Trump, and one of the reasons he is seeking to serve in Congress is for the president to have another ally in Washington. “He shouldn’t have to keep doing this all by himself.”

On the issues, Luscombe expanded on the illegal immigration problem.

“We need walls, more [immigration] judges, to deport overstayed visas, and I think the anchor baby laws need to be revisited,” he said.

A pro-life conservative, Ned firmly stated he would push to defund Planned Parenthood.

Ned’s message to voters: “If you want your next congressman to be someone who is controlled by Washington insiders, then you need to pick another candidate. If you want someone who will not be controlled by insiders, then please consider me as your choice to serve.”

“I ask for the consideration of your effort, your vote, and your prayers,” Luscombe added.

Early voting in the Republican primary begins today and runs through February 28. Election Day is on March 3.

Matt Stringer

Matthew Stringer is from Odessa, TX and serves as a West Texas Correspondent for Texas Scorecard.