After taking fire for receiving an endorsement from Texas Parent PAC, a liberal school administrator special interest group, Scott Fisher defended the support he’s received from liberal activists. On social media, Fisher praised endorsements he has received from liberal Democrats, including a supporter of Bernie Sanders.

On Monday, Parent PAC released a list of endorsements praising Scott Fisher – the liberal Republican challenger to taxpayer champion Jonathan Sticklandand other liberal Republicans and a group of Democrats. Parent PAC is funded by Charles Butt, the CEO of H-E-B Grocery Stores, who has committed his family’s fortune to backing left-wing candidates.

Fisher quickly took fire for taking money and endorsements from the same donors who had backed Wendy Davis. In response, he doubled down, praising the endorsements he has received from Democrats. On Facebook, Scott Fisher wrote:

“My opponent claims that the endorsement of Texas Parent PAC should be of concern to conservative voters in HD 92. For the record, 2 of 5 board members of Texas Parent PAC are former HEB Board President Ellen Jones, and former HEB School Superintendent Gene Buinger. I am proud to have their endorsement!! [sic]”

Ellen Jones endorsed Wendy Davis and contributed to her campaign for Senate in 2008 and 2012. Gene Buinger has been a consistent backer of left wing causes and campaigns.

Buinger has donated thousands to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, as well as the PAC “Dollars for Democrats.” Buinger has also backed the Texas Democratic Party, the Democratic National Committee, the John Edwards campaign, and the election and reelection of President Barack Obama.

This cycle, along with endorsing Scott Fisher, Gene Buinger is giving money to back the socialist Bernie Sanders for President.

In 2014, Parent PAC supported Libby Willis, the Democratic opponent to Tarrant County’s taxpayer champion, Sen. Konni Burton.

As voters in House District 92 begin early voting, the conservative façade on Scott Fisher’s campaign is falling apart.

Earlier this month, Fisher was exposed for promoting the expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare when he was on the board of Tarrant County’s public hospital. Given that expanding Medicaid is the top healthcare plank of the Texas Democratic Party’s platform, it should be no surprise that liberal Democrats are backing Fisher over the conservative Stickland in the Republican primary.

Tony McDonald

Tony McDonald serves as General Counsel to Texas Scorecard. A licensed and practicing attorney, Tony specializes in the areas of civil litigation, legislative lawyering, and non-profit regulatory compliance. Tony resides in Austin with his wife and daughter and attends St. Paul Lutheran Church.