Paxton Lands Major GOP Support: Endorsed by 76 Current and Former Members of State Republican Executive Committee

March 27, 2014

The Ken Paxton for Attorney General Campaign today unveiled more “March Momentum,” announcing that 76 current and former members of the State Republican Executive Committee (SREC) have endorsed the senator.  The list includes 30 current SREC members, nine of whom had endorsed former Attorney General candidate Barry Smitherman.  Additionally, Senator Paxton has earned endorsements from 9 of the 10 SREC members who represent Dallas County, the home county of his opponent. 

Republican Party of Texas Secretary Mandy Tschoepe said, “This announcement is an incredible show of support for Ken Paxton, as this list includes Republican leaders who have served across Texas for the past several decades.  Any candidate would be thrilled to have this type of support, and today’s announcement proves … continue reading

Paxton Earns Endorsement from Senator-Elect, Former Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Paul Bettencourt

March 21, 2014

Former Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector and Senator-Elect Paul Bettencourt today endorsed Senator Ken Paxton for Attorney General, stating, “Ken Paxton’s solidly pro-life, pro-family, and pro-business voting record in the Texas Senate is the reason why he has received the support of so many conservatives across Texas in his race for Attorney General. The ‘Taxman’ knows without a doubt Ken Paxton will continue Greg Abbott’s legacy of fighting the Obama Administration on behalf of all Texas taxpayers. Vote for Ken Paxton!”

Bettencourt is known by many as “The Taxman” for the ten years he spent leading the Harris County Tax Office as the elected Tax Assessor-Collector in the nation’s third largest county, as well as his knowledgeable presence as a conservative … continue reading

Rep. Jodie Laubenberg, Pro-Life Leaders Denounce Branch Campaign Misrepresentation

March 19, 2014

(McKinney, Texas) –  Rep. Jodie Laubenberg, Cathie Adams, and Elizabeth Graham, three of Texas’ best known advocates for the unborn, agree that Dan Branch is misrepresenting his role in his 2005 amendment which was soundly defeated by conservatives.  According to these leaders and the public record, Branch worked to expand third-trimester abortions, not restrict them.

Cathie Adams said, “As the leader of Texas Eagle Forum and a life-long advocate for the unborn, I am familiar with Representative Branch’s amendment from 2005.   What the Branch campaign is claiming is simply false, as his amendment sought to expand third-trimester abortions, not restrict them.   Both the language of his amendment and the votes to successfully table his amendment prove as much. Additionally, the Branch … continue reading