A new political ad playing in a Lubbock Republican House race takes aim at one candidate for being bankrolled by an Austin special interest group that has given money to Democrats.

The ad, paid for by David Glasheen in the open Texas House District 84, blasts fellow candidate Carl Tepper for taking money from Texans for Lawsuit Reform, an organization that “has spent millions electing liberal Democrats who support Joe Biden’s radical agenda.”

Indeed, looking through Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC’s contribution history, a number of Democrats are revealed to have received money from the organization in recent years, including Democrat State Reps. Liz Campos, Eddie Lucio III, and Leo Pacheco. All of those endorsees fled the state capitol last year to break quorum during the special session and halt consideration of conservative priorities. 

But TLR has done more than just donate to Democrats. Last year, the organization came out in opposition to a Republican-led proposal to allow exemptions to employer COVID vaccine mandates for those with sincerely held religious beliefs or acquired immunity.

The organization said the bill would subject businesses to “substantial liability” because it conflicted with federal guidance from the Biden administration.

TLR is also the largest donor to former Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman’s bid for attorney general.

Voting continues through Friday, February 25. Election Day is March 1.

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

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