For a man who has honorably served our nation in uniform, James “Red” Brown’s failing campaign for the Texas Senate is destroying his reputation through lies and misrepresentations. Considered by many to be at best a moderate, Brown was recruited by the Austin establishment eager to turn their fortunes in the conservative-leaning Senate.

In early December, his campaign sent breathless emails describing Brown’s fundraising prowess to the Austin lobby. Brown is running for the Texas Senate District 1 open-seat. He is challenging conservative State Reps. Bryan Hughes and David Simpson, and newcomer Mike Lee.

It was nothing but lies, as evidenced by official state filings by the campaign last week. That, or James Brown perjured himself in his campaign finance report.

A December 12 email Brown’s campaign sent to Austin donors and lobbyists claimed:

“The campaign has raised more than $250,000 and believes it is on target to reach its finance goal by December 31. A collected pledge of $100k has been made to be paid before the end of the year.”

Yet candidate Brown told the state of Texas he had only been able to raise “$184,282.01.” Further, Brown reported no pledges whatsoever.

Was Brown lying in his filing with the state, or was his campaign staff fraudulently bloating his political stature?

It’s widely reported in Austin that Brown was recruited to run by the cartel of Democrats and liberal Republicans who have been cornered in the Texas House. His campaign is being run by a consultancy group called Murphy Nasica, which works exclusively with establishment politicians favored by the House leadership cartel.

Since it is unlikely a retired general would knowingly lie in documents filed with the state, one can only assume the campaign team was being deceitful in their December emails. While Brown is responsible for surrounding himself with people of such character, voters and donors should be wary of any communications they receive from Murphy Nasica or others associated with the Austin cartel.

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and an Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, and think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, a son-in-law, and a dog. Michael is the author of three books, including "Reflections on Life and Liberty."


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