When it comes to the endorsements listed by a candidate for office, voters beware.
State Rep. Glenn Rogers (R–Graford), who is running for re-election for House District 60, listed a slate of endorsements on his campaign website. Among the Republican officeholders purportedly throwing their support behind his campaign were U.S. Rep. Roger Williams (TX), State Sen. Drew Springer (Muenster), and State Rep. David Spiller (Jacksboro).
The issue? All three said they have not endorsed Rogers this cycle.
Williams said his endorsement was issued in 2022, and that he would ask Rogers to remove the endorsement from his website.
Springer, meanwhile, told Texas Scorecard he had not issued an endorsement this cycle and would make a decision “over the next week or so.”
Spiller said Rogers’ listing of his endorsement could be a “misunderstanding.”
“I’ve tried to stay out of all other House races. I’ve got my own contested race to run. It may have been that Glenn thought [the endorsement came] from a previous race, but I don’t even remember what I may have done two years ago on that. I don’t recall,” said Spiller.
The endorsements have since been taken off of Rogers’ website.
While Rogers’ campaign did not respond to a request for comment to clarify the situation, the page has been actively updated previously throughout the campaign cycle. For example, when Gov. Greg Abbott endorsed Rogers’ opponent Mike Olcott in November, Rogers removed his old endorsement from the same web page.