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Posted on 02/12/2004 10:44:29 AM PST by anymouse
Austin, TX - The Young Conservatives of Texas today announced the following endorsements for the United States Congress in the March 9th Republican primary for which early voting begins February 23rd:
District 1: Wayne Christian District 2: Clint Moore District 3: Sam Johnson District 4: Ralph Hall District 7: John Culberson District 9: No Endorsement District 10: Michael McCaul District 11: Bill Lester District 17: Arlene Wohlgemuth District 24: Kenny Marchant District 25: Rebecca Armendariz-Klein District 31: John Carter
Mark McCaig, YCT Communications Director stated, "In Congressional District 1, we were faced with a very difficult decision between several capable candidates. While both Justice Louis Gohmert and John Graves are impressive, we endorse State Rep. Wayne Christian because of his exceptional track record of advancing the conservative cause. During the last legislative session, Rep. Christian received the highest YCT rating of any legislator and his career rating of 94% places among the top five legislators on our Historical Honor Roll."
In Congressional district 17, YCT is pleased to endorse State Rep. Arlene Wohlgemuth. David Rushing, YCT State Chairman, commented, "Rep. Wohlgemuth has been a great friend to our organization for many years and has been the leading conservative voice in Austin when it comes to reducing wasteful spending on social programs. With the federal deficit ballooning, Texas needs Rep. Wohlgemuth in Congress to help bring fiscal sanity to the federal government. Wohlgemuth will also stand up for the Second Amendment, fight illegal immigration, and work to protect human life."
In District 11, YCT endorses conservative Professor Bill Lester. McCaig observed, "Dr. Bill Lester is the clear conservative choice in this race. Lester supports a strong national defense, parental choice in education, the right to life, lower taxes, the repeal of extreme environmental regulations that hamper domestic energy production, and President Bush's plan for private investment accounts for young workers as an alternative to the failing Social Security system."
In other contested congressional primaries, YCT endorsed Clint Moore in District 2, Congressman Sam Johnson in District 3, Congressman Ralph Hall in District 4, Congressman John Culberson in District 7, Michael McCaul in District 10, Bill Lester in District 11, State Rep. Kenny Marchant in District 24, Rebecca Armendariz-Klein in District 25, and Congressman John Carter in District 31. Comments regarding these endorsed candidates are available upon request.
Voters who are not sure which district they live in can visit the Vote-Smart website and enter their nine digit zip code to find out who represents them in Congress and at other levels of government. This site also features biographical data, voting records, and ratings of elected officials by YCT and other groups, as well as information on candidates.
Rushing concluded, "For more than two decades, the YCT endorsements have served as a seal of approval for true conservatives seeking public office. We are honored to lend our support to a distinguished group of conservative leaders who will promote real conservative values in Washington. Later this week, we will release our endorsements in legislative, state board of education, and court of appeals races."
YCT only endorses in contested primary races. YCT members who work for elected officials do not participate in the endorsement decisions in their races.
The Young Conservatives of Texas, a non-partisan conservative youth organization, has been fighting for conservative values for more than two decades in the Lone Star State and publishes the most respected ratings of the Texas Legislature. In the past year, YCT's conservative student activism has been featured on Good Morning America, Nightline and CNN, and in The Washington Post and The New York Times.
YCT will hold its annual statewide convention Feb. 20-22 in Fort Worth, which will be attended by over 100 members, alumni, and conservative leaders. Speakers will include Congressman Joe Barton, Congressman Pete Sessions, and State Senator Dr. Bob Deuell. For more information on the convention, please contact YCT Vice Chairman for Events Jon Gimble at (254) 498-7995.
YCT has chapters at Texas A&M University, West Texas A&M University, Baylor University, University of Texas at Austin, Southern Methodist University, University of Texas at Dallas, University of North Texas, Hardin-Simmons University, and Stephen F. Austin University.
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In 1980 I was on a first name basis with all of the Texas Republican Congressmen but now I don't even know which district I live in. Politics is fleeting, don't take it too seriously unless you intend to make it your livelihood.
May I ask why this endorsement for CD-10? What separates McCaul from the other candidates?
Sometimes they don't know anything. After seeing YCT's endorsements for the Court of Criminal Appeals, I am convinced that none of their endorsement committee either practices before that Court or reads any of their opinions.
and they endorse the freak?????????
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