Former political rivals Jonathan Stickland and Scott Fisher took to social media this week endorsing the candidacy of Republican Jeff Cason in the hotly contested Texas House District 92 race. Long at odds, the two men united after seeing the money being spent by Democrats in the metroplex.
Jeff Cason is running to succeed Stickland as the state representative for the Tarrant County district. He faces Democrat Jeff Whitfield and Green Party candidate Brody-Andrew Mulligan on the November ballot. In early October, Democrat Whitfeld was endorsed by former Republican State Rep. Todd Smith.
Smith opted not to seek re-election in 2012 when grassroots favorite Jonathan Stickland announced his bid for the seat.
In their video this week, Fisher and Stickland – who fought for the seat in the 2016 Republican primary – said the outcome of the HD 92 race was too important for them not to unite.
“Today, Scott and I are coming together as former opponents to ask for your support for Jeff Cason,” said Stickland, who was first elected in that 2012 cycle.
“Democrats are pouring millions of dollars into Texas House races to turn Texas blue and give them control of the Texas House,” said Fisher. “We must reject liberal Democrat control of the Texas House. Jeff Cason is a conservative we can all trust.”
Early voting continues through October 30. Election Day is November 3.
NOTE: This article was updated to include information about Smith’s endorsement of Whitfield.