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Sonja Harris' March 4th 2014 Texas Primary Judicial Picks

Texas voters have the privilege of going to the polls on March 4th and deciding who will be our nominees in the November general election. Early voting starts February 18 and ends February 28. The Run Off Election is set for May 27, 2014. Our nominees are our greatest ammunition for a society devoid of tyranny. It is of upmost importance that we as a society have men of integrity and knowledge in our judicial courts.   Read more »

at Feb 18, 2014 7:10 PM
       

Ryan Sitton Brings Oil and Gas Background to Texas Railroad Commission Race

With today opening the first day of early voting, there is a hotly contested race for Texas Railroad Commissioner with the Republican candidates being Ryan Sitton, an oil and gas engineer and successful business owner; Wayne Christian, former State Representative; Malachi Boyuls, an attorney; and Becky Berger, a geologist. The Railroad Commission of Texas is the state agency that regulates the oil and gas industry, and therefore, has an effect on creating energy jobs. Ryan Sitton is a candidate with a strong foundation of industry background and experience with job creation. Sitton will take his oil and gas experience and knowledge to the Railroad Commission, which along with his

at Feb 18, 2014 4:17 PM
       

March 2014 Texas Primary: Why Local Elections Matter

What do you think of when you hear the term 'nanny state'? Are you like me and you automatically think of some portly, elderly British woman with knee highs and thick dark glasses looking down her nose while standing over a small child? Does that term conjure up images of a tight, restrictive control over ones subjects, just aching for them to make the tiniest mistake so their privileges, or what's left of them, can be snatched away in one fail swoop? Wikipedia defines Nanny state as a term of British origin (and primary use) that conveys a view that a government or its policies are overprotective or interfering unduly

at Feb 18, 2014 12:30 PM
       

Primary Colors – Part 2 – Continuing Strong Leadership in the Attorney General’s office to Represent Texas Against Washington, D.C.

The March 4 primary is right around the corner and early voting starts Tuesday. This is the second in a series. (The first is here.) I cannot overstate the importance of your vote and the impact it has in the primary.

Texas Attorney General

This race is perhaps as hotly contested if not more so than others I’ve written about, as there are two genuinely conservative candidates, Railroad Commission Chairman Barry Smitherman and Senator Ken Paxton. Both have committed supporters I know and respect who have been “in the trenches” in the culture wars for years and even decades.

at Feb 18, 2014 8:23 AM
       

Primary Colors – Part 1 – “A Vote to Remember”

The March 4 primary is right around the corner and early voting starts Tuesday. First, understand that due to Gerrymandering, the VAST MAJORITY of elected officials win or lose their races in the primary. The November general election is mostly a rubber stamp of whatever candidate wins the primary for the dominant party in their district. I cannot overstate the importance of your vote and the impact it has in the primary.

Below are my researched endorsements for the upcoming primary. If a race is not listed, I have not yet made an endorsement in that race and may not. Many of you know that I am an engineer by training and profession, and like most engineers,

at Feb 17, 2014 1:02 PM
       

Conservative Leader David Barton Endorses Glenn Hegar for Comptroller

The following is a press release from the Glenn Hegar for Texas Comptroller campaign:

Austin - The Glenn Hegar Campaign announced today that the Founder and President of Wallbuilders* David Barton has endorsed Glenn Hegar in his Republican Primary race for Texas State Comptroller.

"Glenn Hegar is a strong leader and an avid defender of conservative principles," Barton said. "Glenn will bring a much needed free-market mentality to the Comptroller's office that will ensure Texas' economic prosperity."   Read more »

at Feb 13, 2014 8:52 PM
       

Ryan Sitton Takes His Message to Television

The following is a press release from the Ryan Sitton for Railroad Commissioner campaign:

With the primary election beginning one week from today, we want to take a moment to share our campaign's newest TV commercial that is running statewide. The Railroad Commission is a crucial agency in Texas - it has full authority over our state's energy

at Feb 13, 2014 1:28 PM
       

The People Choose, Not the Party: Taking Back Harris County from the Slates

The people choose, not the party! The people choose, not the party! Remember that chant? Oh, well, I guess you wouldn't unless you were at the Freedomworks Fly-In Bootcamp held in Washington, D.C. back in 2011. Myself along with fifty or so other activists from across the US gathered together for three days of intensive activist training. We then spent the last day putting our training into practice. See, we took a little field trip to protest the National Republican Senatorial

at Feb 7, 2014 5:01 PM
       

Barry Smitherman Campaign Takes Its Message to Television

As the run-up to early voting, which starts in just over two weeks, Texas Attorney General candidate, Railroad Commission Chairman Barry Smitherman, is taking his message to the voters with a new television ad which launched this morning.

My first ad focuses on border security and prosecution of crime along the border because that will be one of my top priorities as the next Attorney General,” said Barry Smitherman.   Read more »

at Feb 3, 2014 11:02 AM
       

Senator Campbell SD25 Triumphs Over Opponents Chan And Novak

Senator Donna Campbell, the Champion of SD25, has been under constant attack from her detractors since her bid for reelection. It isn’t just the Left that is attacking her but some embittered members of the Right. The biggest attacks are coming from Terri Hall of TURF, Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom, the pro aborts, and of course her opponents in this race, Republicans Elisa Chan and Mike Novak, both from San Antonio.

Needless to say I am extremely disappointed with Libertarian Hall for using this race to discredit a very well respected and loved Senator to serve her toll road agenda. Just to clarify this statement, Senator Campbell did not vote to have toll roads in Bexar County.

at Feb 1, 2014 11:36 AM
       

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