State Rep. Lance Gooden

Many of you received yet another mailer from Lance Gooden in the last 24 hours.  While most of what he sends out is deceptive, this latest one goes way beyond RINO doublespeak.  On the addressed side is a picture of an open Bible with, “Thou shall not bear false witness,” and “Exodus 20:16” across it. In the lower left-hand corner it asks, “Why is liberal Stuart Spitzer lying about Lance Gooden?”  Where to begin?

Anyone who accuses Stuart Spitzer of being a liberal is either speaking with a forked tongue, insane, or under the influence of something.  It is absurd on its face and difficult to take seriously. Apparently, Lance is willing to make himself a laughingstock in order to fool voters. It’s not nice to tell lies, Lance, even if you do it piously.  Whatever my readers think of Stuart Spitzer, to call him a liberal is the height of folly.  If anyone had any questions about the credibility of Lance Gooden, this should answer all of them.  He has none.   He currently represents a district in which he neither lives nor works, and now Stuart Spitzer is a “liberal”?  Dr. Spitzer is one of us, and we aren’t liberal.

Side 2 prattles on about the Texas Ethics Commission complaint which was initiated by Lance himself through one of his operatives. It accuses “liberal Stuart Spitzer” of hiding the ethics complaint that the Gooden camp filed against him.  It goes on to say that Dr. Spitzer was “under investigation for breaking the law” by “illegally using state property to spread lies” about poor Lance.  The truth: In the last session, Gooden’s first and last, there is a video of him on the House floor requesting a $2.5 million earmark for the University of Texas Tyler campus, which by the way, is not in his district.  Spitzer’s campaign manager posted the video on Dr. Spitzer’s website.  Soon after, he realized that what he had done was against ethics rules and removed it.  It was online for a grand total of 2 HOURS.  It was gone before Gooden’s lackey could file the complaint.  No matter, he filed it anyway, and then ran to the press and told them he did it because he was concerned about the rule of law.  This statement strains credulity.  If he was really concerned about the rule of law, he would have contacted the Spitzer campaign, informed them of their oversight, and given them oh say 12 hours to remove it.  This was not done because following the rule of law had nothing to do with it. Lance saw an opportunity to unfairly sling mud on Dr. Spitzer and he took it.  Dr. Spitzer has been open and honest about this from day one.  He has hidden nothing, nor have any of his supporters.  While the Ethics Commission has yet to rule on the complaint against Dr. Spitzer, it has actually fined Gooden for failing to report donations on time.  Spitzer also can prove that he lives and works in our district. He has done so by releasing the last 3 years of his tax returns, something Lance refuses to do, because . . . well . . . let’s just say it wouldn’t help him get reelected.

The next thing on side 2 says, “No support from the pro-life, pro-gun, or business communities.”  It is true that Dr. Spitzer has not been endorsed by the following single-issue, conservative groups: Texas Right to Life, Texas Alliance for Life, the National Rifle Association, Texas Rifle Association, and the Texas Association of Business. Each of them have chosen to endorse Gooden over Spitzer because they are attempting to curry favor with the candidate that usually wins: The incumbent.  This is business-as-usual politics and it’s just plain wrong. These otherwise fine groups have misjudged the political landscape in District 4, because Lance Gooden is about to be retired by his fed up constituents.

Dr. Spitzer has been endorsed by Concerned Women for America, Young Conservatives of Texas, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Cathie Adams, president of Texas Eagle Forum, Kaufman County Medical Society, and The American Association of Physicians and Surgeons.  It should be noted that the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons is the only group of physicians in the United States that has filed a lawsuit against Obamacare.  The Texas Medical Association has not, but they did oppose the recently passed sonogram bill—–oh, and they endorsed Lance.  Stuart is A-rated by Texas Right to Life, the National Rifle Association and the Texas Rifle Association.

Conservative Challenger Stuart Spitzer

It gets better.  The next paragraph says that “liberal Stuart Spitzer lied about not taking special interest money.  He said he wouldn’t take a dime from the Austin lobby, but his campaign finance reports clearly show that he is taking their money in order to finance his campaign of lies and deceit.”  If you go to the Texas Ethics Commission, and look at all of Dr. Spitzer’s contributors, you will see that he received a grand total of $148.80 from Empower Texans.  Empower Texans is an exemplary organization that fearlessly advocates for conservatism in Texas. They only endorse the cream of the crop.  Meanwhile, Lance has received hundred$ of thousand$ from gambling interests, Democrats, and RINOs like himself. I ask you, who’s bearing false witness??

It winds down with “There are too many dishonest liberals in politics already.”  I fully concur.  The choice couldn’t be more clear. Vote for Dr. Stuart Spitzer.  He’s a real conservative.  We know where he lives, where he works, what he does for a living, and most important of all, who he is.

Jan Shedd
Kaufman County Tea Party

Note: You can read more about Lance Gooden’s failed record of conservatism at


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