Governor Greg Abbott is keeping the endorsements rolling, announcing his support for Marc LaHood for Texas House.

LaHood, an attorney from San Antonio, is challenging State Rep. Steve Allison (R–San Antonio), who was elected to the House in 2018 to replace retiring House Speaker Joe Straus.

Since then, Allison has consistently had one of the most liberal voting records among his Republican colleagues.

Like Abbott’s other endorsements against incumbent Republicans this cycle, Allison has been an opponent to school choice. Last month, he joined Democrats in voting to strip a school choice proposal out of a school spending bill.

“Marc LaHood is a bold Republican who will fight alongside me for our shared conservative priorities in the Texas House,” said Abbott. “Marc will help me secure our border, keep us on a path to eliminate property taxes, and empower parents to choose the best education for their children. Marc LaHood has the energy, tenacity, and backbone to deliver real results for his constituents. I urge everyone in House District 121 to join me in supporting Marc LaHood for State Representative.”

Abbott had endorsed Allison for re-election last year.

Allison is now the third incumbent Republican Abbott has endorsed against, joining State Reps. Hugh Shine (Temple) and Glenn Rogers (Graford).

As of publishing, Allison did not respond to Abbott’s endorsement of his opponent.

Brandon Waltens

Brandon serves as the Senior Editor for Texas Scorecard. After managing successful campaigns for top conservative legislators and serving as a Chief of Staff in the Texas Capitol, Brandon moved outside the dome in order to shine a spotlight on conservative victories and establishment corruption in Austin. @bwaltens