I’m always amazed that every Republican in Texas runs as a family values-based conservative when they are seeking election or re-election, even though their voting record is often debatable as to whether they are really conservative.
Some legislators start as champions for Texas families and then move towards big government the longer they are in office.That is why we often say that there are no permanent friends and no permanent enemies in the legislative process. We support legislators and other officials as long as they support our issues.
Modern-Day Cattle Rustlers
I was thinking of this whole issue as I’ve been watching a couple of races in West Texas: those of Sen. Kel Seliger and Rep. Ken King.
Seliger represents Amarillo and Midland and has spent over a million dollars telling voters how conservative he is because he knows that’s the kind of representation Republican voters expect. The reality is something altogether different.
Seliger argued in Austin that families could not be trusted with more authority over their children’s education. In fact, he is openly opposed to homeschooling. Seliger has been rated by the non-partisan Baker Institute of Rice University as the most liberal Republican in the Texas Senate.
He was the only Republican senator to vote against property tax reform last year and is the only Republican senator to refuse to support conservative Lt. Governor Dan Patrick for re-election. He has been endorsed by a liberal group that supports the radical homosexual agenda.
State Rep. Ken King is also spending lots of money to advertise how conservative he is. King has consistently opposed increased freedom of families to raise and educate their children as they see fit. He has a bad pro-life record, an opposition to border security funding, and is ranked as the third most liberal Republican in the Texas House by Rice University.
To use a Texas term: as conservatives, these guys are all hat and no cattle. That is why we are supporting Mike Canon for the Texas Senate against Seliger and homeschool dad Jason Huddleston for the Texas House against King.
Vote in the Primary
Today, Mar. 6, is your last chance to vote in the primary election. Consider voting for these pro-family, pro-homeschooling candidates!
Visit THSC.org/Endorsements for a list of candidates who will fight for your family’s liberty. We believe that families raising their children is a God-given right and that parents should be empowered to raise the next generation of leaders. By voting for pro-family candidates, you are contributing to Keeping Texas Families Free!