The Republican Liberty Caucus endorsed fourteen candidates in yesterday’s Texas primary.
One positive note is that Debra Medina, RLC-endorsed candidate for Governor, received nearly 300,000 votes — which would have been something totally unmanageable just a few months back. Congratulations to RLC member Penny Langford Freeman for running Debra’s campaign and to Debra for being an attractive spokesperson for limited government.
Other than Congressman Ron Paul, who won his primary easily with nearly 80% of the vote against three opponents, none of our other Congressional challengers were successful.
Rick Green, who was not endorsed by the RLC but has constitutionalist leanings, won a six-way statewide GOP primary to become the Supreme Court Justice in Place 3.
RLC-endorsed candidates for Board of Education won their primaries, with Ken Mercer defeating one opponent and Brian Russell defeating two opponents.
None of the RLC’s endorsed candidates for State Representative were victorious, but Holly Turner is in a runoff for her State Representative seat in District 47.
Also, RLC Chair Melissa Goodwin won her primary to be Court of Appeals Judge in District 3. Goodwin was previously a Judge, but had lost her seat in the 2008 election.
Travis County RLC Chairman Mike Barré won his race for Travis County Justice of the Peace. And Texas RLC Webmaster Grant Rostig won the Republican primary to become the Commissioner of Caldwell County.
All said, fairly good results! Congrats, Texans!