Conservative grassroots organization True Texas Project, which grew out of the early tea party movement, is out with candidate recommendations after its seven-member board cast votes for all statewide offices.
According to the TTP board, “We do not try to come to a consensus. We merely tell you how many votes each candidate received from board members.”
Regarding the gubernatorial race, TTP is firmly in the camp of “anyone but Abbott.” However, all seven board members selected former State Sen. Don Huffines as their pick for the next governor of Texas.
In the race for lieutenant governor, former Texas Eagle Forum President Trayce Bradford received four votes; Daniel Miller, president of the Texas Nationalist Movement, received three votes from the TTP board.
The attorney general’s race sees all seven votes going to U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert. The board does note that this is not intended to be a statement against incumbent Attorney General Ken Paxton; the board simply believes Gohmert is the better choice at this point.
For the office of comptroller, all seven votes were awarded to incumbent Glenn Hegar.
The race for Texas land commissioner is a packed field with eight Republican candidates. Two TTP board members abstained from the vote. Of the remaining five votes, three went to State Sen. Dawn Buckingham; one to former ICE Special Agent Victor Avila; and one to doctor, attorney, and entrepreneur Jon Spiers.
In the agriculture commissioner race, the TTP board awarded four votes to incumbent Sid Miller and three votes to rancher Cary Counsil.
Wayne Christian received all seven votes in the race for Texas railroad commissioner, with the note that the board did not believe “his performance warranted being replaced.”
For the judicial races, all seven votes went to Clint Morgan for the State Court of Criminal Appeals seat, and all seven votes went to David Schneck for Supreme Court Justice, Place 9.
TTP has down-ballot recommendations in 20 counties and 14 House districts that lack a True Texas Project chapter. Those recommendations can be found here.