I was taught growing up that “bad company corrupts good character,” and that a man can be defined by his friends. Kind of makes you wonder, then, what David Sibley is doing hanging around with the likes of leftist Bernard Rappoport.

This is the same Bernard Rappoport who has given more than a half-million dollars to Planned Parenthood, and is a major donor to the Texas Democratic Party and Democratic Trust.

Now Mr. Rappoport is supporting David Sibley in the Senate District 22 special election. According to today’s Waco Tribune Herald, Democratic voters are getting calls from Rappoport, encouraging them to support Sibley.

Not that they need much encouragement. After all, Mr. Sibley spent almost $250,000 supporting a failed attempt to defeat stalwart conservative State Rep. Doc Anderson (R-Waco). And Mr. Sibley has contributed to far-left Democrats, like Waco’s own Jim Dunnam.

Mr. Sibley previously served in the Texas Senate, where he was responsible for creating numerous taxing entities and authored legislation expanding the welfare.

As you might guess, Mr. Sibley has done nothing to disassociate himself from the rabble-rousing liberals despite running as a Republican in this special open-seat election.

Empower Texans and Texans for Fiscal Responsibility has endorsed Brian Birdwell, a strong conservative Republican who — though badly injured — survived the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon. He’s a decorated veteran and committed fiscal conservative.

(There are two Republicans in this election because it is a “special” to fill the unexpired term of the previous officeholder. It was a four-man race in the first round, three Republicans and one Democrat.)

The special election for the seat will be held this Tuesday, June 22. Turn-out is expected to be low.

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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