As the Republican primary runoff election occurs tomorrow, Tyler-based grassroots organizers at Grassroots America – We The People released their final list of endorsements.
Notably, the Texas attorney general race did not receive an endorsement from GAWTP.
On the issue, GAWTP said:
Our standard is not elastic, meaning that we make every effort to apply the standards to all candidates and politicians (whether we personally like them or not). We believe in forgiveness and redemption, but unrepentant covenant-breakers are ineligible for our endorsement. Neither are politicians who disrespect the Alamo, its Defenders, and the Cenotaph Memorial.
Incumbent Attorney General Ken Paxton faces current Land Commissioner George P. Bush in the race for attorney general.
However, GAWTP has endorsed incumbent Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian over challenger Sarah Stogner, an oil and gas attorney. Stogner, who has accepted $2 million from a transgender West Texas rancher with business before the Railroad Commission, gained notoriety from a previous publicity stunt where she posed, mostly nude, atop an oil jack pump.
The General Land Office is an open seat, currently held by Commissioner George P. Bush, who is running for attorney general. State Sen. Dawn Buckingham (R–Lakeway) and Dr. Tim Westley are competing for land commissioner, and GAWTP has endorsed Westley. Texas Scorecard interviewed both candidates interviewed both candidates earlier this month.
In the state Legislature races, GAWTP has endorsed the following candidates:
- Raul Reyes, Senate District 24
- Terri Leo-Wilson, House District 23
- Patrick McGuinness, House District 52
- Mike Olcott, House District 60
- Paul Chabot, House District 61
- Jeff Younger, House District 63
- Eric Bowlin, House District 70
- David Lowe, House District 91
- Mark Dorazio, House District 122
The Republican primary runoff election is tomorrow, May 24. Polling locations can be found here.