As part of Texas Scorecard‘s Uncut Conversations series, we invited Republican candidates for Land Commissioner to 1836 Studios sit down for a one-on-one interview. In these interviews, we discuss issues ranging from border security, protecting the Alamo, and fighting back against the Biden administration.

Dawn Buckingham

Dawn Buckingham, of Lakeway, was first elected to the Texas Senate in 2016.


Jon Spiers

Jon Spiers is a heart surgeon and attorney from Houston.



Victor Avila

Victor Avila is a former ICE agent from Southlake.



Weston Martinez

Weston Martinez is a former real estate commissioner from San Antonio. 



Ben Armenta

Ben Armenta is a businessman from the Houston area.



Brandon Waltens

Brandon serves as the Senior Editor for Texas Scorecard. After managing successful campaigns for top conservative legislators and serving as a Chief of Staff in the Texas Capitol, Brandon moved outside the dome in order to shine a spotlight on conservative victories and establishment corruption in Austin. @bwaltens


Elon Musk Against Texas Voting Machines

Texas’ wealthiest citizen is concerned about the ability of Texas voting machines to be hacked. We also have Dade Phelan cardinals trying to keep their power with the “Texas Texas Conservative Commitment” while representatives Vasut and Bumgarner reveal a pathway to unity in the GOP that runs counter to that of Dustin Burrows.