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Candidate Endorsements from Texans for Fiscal Responsibility


Sunday, October 12, 2014 by Michael Quinn Sullivan, EmpowerTexans and Texans for Fiscal Responsibility

For most of the country, tomorrow is the observance of Columbus Day. For Texans, though, October 13 marks a landmark date in the self-governing affairs of our state and nation.

It was 169 years ago — Oct. 13, 1845 — that on a Republic-wide ballot, Texans overwhelmingly voted to enter the United States of America. Of the 4,500 votes cast, 94 percent voted to enter the USA.

Think about that: the Lone Star State entered the Union not by conquest or purchase, but by a purposeful decision of the people expressed at the ballot box.

Congress accepted the petition for entry in December of 1845 and the transition from Republic to State occurred on February 19, 1846.

While not every election deals with independence and statehood, every election matters.

As a result of every election, the servants we elect make decisions that move us closer or further from liberty. Decisions that enhance the opportunities for prosperity or restrict them.

This election is no different. Copied below are all the endorsements we have made for legislative and statewide offices on the 2014 ballot.

Like legislative performance scorecards, I encourage folks to look more broadly than just our endorsements. (I personally place a high value the endorsements of Texas Right to Life and the Texas Home School Coalition, among others.) An excellent resource is the Free Voters Guide prepared by our friends at Texas Values.

In 1845, our Texas ancestors voted for statehood. Today, the Lone Star State can shine brighter than ever. It’s up to us.


Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is president and CEO of Empower Texans, and its premier project, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility. The Dallas Morning News has described him as an “agitator.” A graduate of Texas A&M, former newspaper reporter, one-time Capital Hill staffer, think tank vice president and an Eagle Scout, Sullivan is married with three children. He divides his time between the Metroplex, the rest of Texas, and Austin.



The 2014 Pro-Taxpayer Team

Endorsement Process

Texans for Fiscal Responsibility℠ is pleased to announce the following endorsements for the 2014 election cycle.

More endorsements will be made leading into the November general election.

Last update: August 13, 2014.



Download a PDF copy of the statewide TFR slate.



Greg Abbott



Dan Patrick



Ken Paxton



Glenn Hegar



Sid Miller



Place 1: Nathan Hecht

Place 6: Jeff Brown

Place 7: Jeff Boyd

Place 8: Phil Johnson



District Endorsee

2          Hall, Bob

7          Bettencourt, Paul

8          Taylor, Van

10        Burton, Konni

16        Huffines, Don

25        Campbell, Donna

28        Perry, Charles



District Endorsee

5          Hughes, Bryan

6          Schaefer, Matt

7          Simpson, David

15        Keough, Mark

19        White, James

23        Faircloth, Wayne

26        Miller, Rick

27        Hamilton, David

29        Thompson, Ed

33        Turner, Scott

55        White, Molly

65        Simmons, Ron

66        Shaheen, Matt

67        Leach, Jeff

68        Springer, Drew

70        Sanford, Scott

81        Landgraf, Brooks

83        Perry, Charles

89        Laubenberg, Jodie

91        Klick, Stephanie

92        Stickland, Jonathan

93        Krause, Matt

94        Tinderholt, Tony

96        Zedler, William

97        Goldman, Craig

98        Capriglione, Giovanni

105      Anderson, Rodney

106      Fallon, Pat

115      Rinaldi, Matt

130      Fletcher, Allen

132      Schofield, Mike


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