The president of Latinos for Trump is challenging Deer Park Republican State Rep. Briscoe Cain for the seat he currently holds in the Texas House.

Bianca Gracia, who announced her candidacy Monday, referred to Cain as an “establishment crony” and an “establishment backed RINO lackey.”

According to Gracia, Cain has “neglected his constituents in his district,” “misled” his constituents on several occasions, and been “absent from representing the local cities and their leaders.”

Her announcement also points out Cain’s “dubious decisions,” including voting in favor of Democrat committee chairs and “fraternizing with political figures like Dade Phelan, known for their soft stances and compromises with left-leaning agendas.”

Gracia also highlighted Cain’s opposition to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton during his impeachment trial.

“His vote to impeach Attorney General Ken Paxton, a dedicated conservative warrior, was not only baseless but a glaring act of political sabotage against one of our own, who has been at the forefront of battling the liberal onslaught at the national level,” said Gracia.

Not only did Cain vote to impeach Paxton, but he was also a House Impeachment Manager leading the impeachment in the Senate.

Gracia then provided a list of what she would seek to achieve if elected to replace Cain:

  • Stand Unyieldingly on Border Security.
  • Stand firm against Human and Child Trafficking.
  • Champion Absolute Parental Rights.
  • Demand Authentic Conservative Governance.
  • Bring resources into the district that will help our local municipalities with infrastructure, job creation, drainage issues, and economic development.

“I am not here to be a distant politician,” said Gracia. “My pledge is to serve as a dedicated, accessible advocate for every resident in our district. Together, we will tackle the pressing issues facing our communities.”

“House District 128 needs a representative who embodies the true spirit of Texas – strong, courageous, and unwavering in the face of political gamesmanship that neglects the genuine needs of our community,” she continued. “My campaign is about bringing power back to the people, ensuring their voices are heard, their concerns are addressed, and their values are represented faithfully in the legislature.”

As of publication, Cain did not respond to Texas Scorecard’s request for comment.

Soli Rice

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