FORT WORTH—With the campaign between conservative businessman Bo French, who has been endorsed by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, and incumbent State Rep. Charlie Geren heating up, Texans all across the Lone Star State are finding themselves drawn into the two campaigns. The heated battle in Cowtown has even lassoed US Sen. Ted Cruz with both campaigns touting him to voters.
Last week, Geren, a liberal lawmaker and ally of “retiring” House Speaker Joe Straus, sent out a mailer in which he cited Cruz’s praise of the Texas Legislature’s passage of the bill to ban sanctuary cities which Geren sponsored in the Texas House. However, while Geren indeed sponsored a bill on the issue, he partnered with Democrats and attempted to thwart conservative efforts led by State Rep. Matt Schaefer (R–Tyler) and the Texas Freedom Caucus to strengthen the legislation.
Thankfully, Geren was unsuccessful in preventing the stronger language from being attached and a full-strength bill was signed by Gov. Greg Abbott. It’s that stronger legislation that Cruz was commending in his statement that Geren now features prominently on his campaign mailer.
But after learning that Geren is trying to use that statement for his own campaign purposes, Cruz is coming off the sidelines not to endorse, but to praise Bo French.
“Bo French has displayed a passion for his conservative principles and a commitment to his community that is not often seen in politics, said Cruz in a statement. “Numerous trusted conservatives have endorsed his campaign, including Texas Right to Life, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, the Texas Home School Coalition, and Gun Owners of America, among many others – a testament to his hard work.”
“Bo’s experience as an entrepreneur, service to his hometown of Fort Worth, and conviction in defense of his values have been widely recognized and are important characteristics in any GOP candidate,” he continued.
Regardless of anyone’s endorsement, or non-endorsement, voters will have the final say in both races during the March 6th Republican Primary election. Early voting is going on now.

Cary Cheshire

Cary Cheshire is the Vice President of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility. A 6th Generation Texan, Cary attended Texas A&M University was active in a number of conservative causes including Ted Cruz's Senate campaign. He has also worked on campaigns to elect conservatives to Congress and the Texas Legislature. Cary enjoys college football, genealogy research, and the occasional craft beer.

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