With a small turnout expected for Tuesday’s special election in Senate District 26, one Texas group is hoping to build on their success in moving pro-life voters to the polls. Specifically, Texas Right to Life is hoping voters will reject one of the candidates in the race.

In an article posted to Texas Right to Life’s website, the organization exposed the “extreme” positions of Democrat State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer of San Antonio. The organization referred to his legislative record as that of an “abortion zealot.”

Texas Right to Life says Fischer voted to keep more than $40 million in taxpayer funds flowing to the “abortion industry” rather than direct those dollars to children’s health care programs and other state agencies.

The special election is set for Tuesday, Jan. 6, replacing State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte who is resigning her seat to run for mayor of San Antonio. Fisher does not have to give up his House seat unless he wins the election. He is competing against fellow Democrat Rep. Jose Menendez as well as Republicans Alma Perez Jackson and Joan Pedrotti.

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.