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Gov. Perry and Top TX Conservative Groups Endorse Black State Rep. James White over Mike Hamilton
Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 4/22/12 | David Bellow

Posted on 04/23/2012 4:38:01 PM PDT by davidbellow


The Governor of Texas, along with other high ranking Republican officials, will be stopping by Southeast Texas soon. They will be coming here to endorse State Representative James White in his re-election big to the Texas House of Representatives against Mike Hamilton in the HD 19 Primary Race which includes Hardin County, Polk County, Tyler County, Jasper County and Newton County. Texas Comptroller Susan Combs has already endorsed James White.
James White is one of the few minority (black) elected officials in the Texas Legislature. That is not why he is getting so much support though. James White is getting so much support because he was a “rock star conservative” in his first term as a Republican State Representative.
James White looks young and possibly not set in his conservative values, but the truth is that he is older than he looks and he is well grounded in his conservative Republican principles. Think about this, James White was an Army officer who served in Berlin under President Ronald Reagan and James White was even in Berlin when the Berlin Wall came down. He is now a rancher, a teacher and an East Texas Conservative Republican State Representative.
He got into the Texas Legislature by challenging and beating long time East Texas Democrat State Representative Jim McReynolds. He did not stop there though. He pushed forward and boldly stood for Conservative Christian values during his entire first term. When many State Representatives went along with the establishment and voted Yes to Joe Straus as Speaker of the House, James White stood up and voted no. Joe Straus is a RINO Speaker of the House. He was elected to be the speaker by the Democrats. Straus has been supported by Planned Parenthood and he has even funded and supported Democrats to beat Republicans. Voting against Joe Straus was the first conservative vote by James White, but it was not his last.
James White finished the legislative session with one of the top Conservative voting records out of all of the State Representatives in Texas. He was not a representative that goes to Austin and then you rarely hear about what he is doing because he blends in with the crowd. James White made waves and stood strong for conservative values against the establishment and he will continue to do so.
James White has garnered impressive top Conservative Voting Scores and/or endorsements from all of the most trusted conservative organizations in Texas, such as Texas Right to Life (http://www.texasrighttolife.com/legislators.asp), the Texas Eagle Forum (http://texaseagle.org/legislative-scorecard/2011-scorecard.html), the Heritage Alliance (http://www.heritagealliance.com/tcr/tcrhome.php), Texans for Fiscal Responsibility (http://www.empowertexans.com/2011-fri-taxpayer-champions/), and the Young Conservatives of Texas (http://www.yct.org/wp-content/uploads/ratings/YCT_82nd_Session_Ratings.pdf).
Mike Hamilton has told me that the reason Governor Perry is endorsing James White is because Bob Perry (a wealthy Texas home builder) and Texans for Lawsuit Reform have given large contributions to both Governor Perry and James White. Hamilton asked me to look into that and post it on my blog. To be fair to Hamilton, I did look into that connection. What I found is that Bob Perry and TLR both contribute to most Republicans in Texas. In fact, Mike Hamilton has received well over $80,000 from Bob Perry and also large amounts from TLR. The idea that Governor Perry is endorsing James White based on contributions from Bob Perry or TLR is just silly because Bob Perry and TLR have also contributed tens of thousands to Mike Hamilton too.
I am a little upset that Mike Hamilton and James White are facing each other. Mike Hamilton is not a bad guy. I have had some issues with Mike Hamilton over the years like when Hamilton recently authored a bill to try to bring casinos to Texas and when he voted for Straus to be Speaker of the House (Straus gets his family money from gambling businesses and would greatly benefit from Casinos in Texas). Overall though, Mike Hamilton is a decent guy whom I have known for some time. He is not as good of a conservative or as willing to stand up and be outspoken as James White though. I don't like to play politics or vote for someone because they are my friend or because they have been in office for a long time. I always vote for the best guy and the best guy in this race is James White. That is why I have also made my final decision to endorse James White for State Rep over Mike Hamilton. I have no ill will towards Mike Hamilton. I think Joe Straus is using Mike Hamilton. Joe Straus is attempting to oust Conservative Republican James White by putting Hardin County into James White's new district. Joe Straus knew that Mike Hamilton (one of the Chairmen under Straus) was planning to move from Orange County to Hardin County after redistricting. Straus wanted to try to get James White out of the legislature so Straus put James White in the same district as Mike Hamilton. Mike Hamilton ultimately was the one to make the decision to move to Hardin County to face James White. Hamilton could have stayed in Orange County and would have run against State Rep Allan Ritter. Ritter is only 50% conservative and there are even Democrats with a higher conservative rating that Ritter. Hamilton would have easily been the better conservative in a race against Ritter and I would have campaigned hard for Hamilton to beat Ritter. I wish Hamilton would have stayed in Orange County. Hamilton did not decide to stay in Orange County though. Hamilton decided to move to Hardin County and face Super Conservative Republican James White. That was a bad move because James White is the better, more exciting Conservative Republican.

I, along with Governor Perry, other Statewide leaders, and the top Conservative and Republican organizations in Texas, have or are going to endorse and support State Representative James White in the Texas House District 19 Republican Primary Election on May 29th, 2012

Sincerely,
David Bellow


TOPICS: Government; Local News; Politics
KEYWORDS: governorperry; jameswhite; texasprimary

1 posted on 04/23/2012 4:38:10 PM PDT by davidbellow
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To: davidbellow

Why do they have to play the race angle? Why can’t they just say “Gov. Perry and Top TX Conservative Groups Endorse State Rep. James White over Mike Hamilton” or “Gov. Perry and Top TX Conservative Groups Endorse Incumbent State Rep. James White over Mike Hamilton”


2 posted on 04/23/2012 5:01:07 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr

“Why do they have to play the race angle?”

IMHO...in THIS particular case, the media are trying leverage racism in order defeat the CONSERVATIVE.


3 posted on 04/23/2012 5:04:50 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: davidbellow
"...HD 19 Primary Race which includes Hardin County, Polk County, Tyler County, Jasper County and Newton County. "

Could we trouble you to post a map or two of the district, particularly in the context of the whole state, so we could all have some idea of the cities/ towns / area involved?

Thanks in advance!

4 posted on 04/23/2012 5:18:56 PM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: davidbellow

Wait, Rick Perry can’t be endorsing a black guy! Remember that rock——he’s got those racist tendencies! /s


5 posted on 04/23/2012 5:23:57 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: davidbellow

This can’t be true. We all know that teabagger Texans are a bunch of racists.

/s (as if it’s needed)


6 posted on 04/23/2012 6:01:20 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: davidbellow

VERY good move!


7 posted on 04/23/2012 6:29:34 PM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: al_c
I am not using race to try to get people to vote for James White simply because he is a minority. I state very clearly in my article that people are supporting James White because he is a super conservative and not because he is black. I did mention in the title of my article that James White is black.... I did this because I am tired of all the liberals saying that Republicans and Conservatives are racist. I wanted to make sure people know about this black Texas conservative who is supported by tea party members. I want to rub it in the liberal’s faces who say we are all racist....
8 posted on 04/24/2012 10:15:21 AM PDT by davidbellow
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To: Yehuda

http://www.fyi.legis.state.tx.us/fyiwebdocs/PDF/house/dist19/m1.pdf


9 posted on 04/24/2012 10:19:59 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: davidbellow
I am not using race to try to get people to vote for James White simply because he is a minority. I state very clearly in my article that people are supporting James White because he is a super conservative and not because he is black. I did mention in the title of my article that James White is black.... I did this because I am tired of all the liberals saying that Republicans and Conservatives are racist. I wanted to make sure people know about this black Texas conservative who is supported by tea party members. I want to rub it in the liberal’s faces who say we are all racist....

Of course. And I don't think anyone here would argue with you. In fact, on the ballot in my area last time around, there were some fine black candidates on the ballot for various justice positions. Good, conservative men. I didn't really care what color their skin was ... I voted for them based on what I learned about them, their views, etc. That came first.

10 posted on 04/24/2012 11:39:48 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: abb

Thank you!


11 posted on 04/24/2012 12:19:24 PM PDT by Yehuda (www.jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: SwinneySwitch; no dems; GeronL; DallasBiff; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; ...

I’m not fan of Rick Perry, but I agree with him on this and hope that White gets reelected.

I had high hopes for Michael Williams in his race for Congress, but he’s raised so little money that he’s been overshadowed by his primary opponents.


12 posted on 05/29/2012 5:40:18 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj

I’ve always been amused that some Black people have the surname “White”.

White, Black, Gray, Silver, Gold, Green, Blue. All surnames. I don’t know of any Reds or Yellows. I think there are Redds with 2 “d”s though.


13 posted on 05/29/2012 6:04:49 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

You forgot about Brown and the less common Orange. Prominent DC politicians include Mayor Vincent Gray, his top aide Lorraine Green, DC Councilman Vincent Orange, and DC Council Chairman Kwame Brown (not the former Wizards center): all are black, but none are surnamed so.

The 1983 Kansas City Royals had Frank White, who is black, Bud Black, who is white, and Vida Blue, whose skin color is more of a dark purple.


14 posted on 05/29/2012 6:57:10 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Very colorful city. ;d

I almost forgot Green too but I was fixated on the rather unusual Blue cause I was thinking of Dan Blue.

I can’t think of a famous person with the surname Black that isn’t White.


15 posted on 05/29/2012 7:08:19 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: al_c

If the article is meant to be read only by conservatives, your approach is right. If it’s targeted at a wider audience. the writer is dead on right to include race, and for the reason he stated in post 8.


16 posted on 05/29/2012 7:09:29 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: Impy

Dodgers pitcher Joe Black, who was black, was the NL Rookie of the Year in 1952. But you’re right, most famous Blacks have been white (such as Congresswoman Diane Black, and late Supreme Court Justice (and FDR’s favorite Klansman) Hugo Black).

IDan Blue is the NC Democrat politician, right? Probably the second most famous Blue after Vida.

Back in the 1920s, there was an AL first baseman named Lu Blue. His given name was Luzerne; he probably had a sister named Lackawanna.


17 posted on 05/29/2012 7:37:56 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj

And Conrad Black.

Yeah Blue was the NC House Speaker. He lost to Bowles in the rat Senate primary in 2002 and is now in the State Senate. I wouldn’t have remembered him if not for his name. He and Vida Blue were the only people with that surname I’d ever heard of. I see there is an NHL goalie named John Blue though.


18 posted on 05/29/2012 8:00:19 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Better Lackawanna than Susquehanna!


19 posted on 05/29/2012 8:28:35 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: davidbellow; GeronL; no dems; DallasBiff; SwinneySwitch; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; ...

Good news, James White won the primary.

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/state-politics/elections/2012/


20 posted on 05/29/2012 9:54:03 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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