Texas Parent PAC released a list of endorsements of which included Jay Dean – the liberal Republican challenger to pro-limited government and pro-liberty fighter David Watts – and other liberal Republicans and a group of Democrats. Parent PAC is funded by Charles Butt, the CEO of H-E-B Grocery Stores, who has committed his family’s fortune to backing left-wing candidates.
The below story by Tony McDonald references Scott Fischer. Jay Dean and Scott Fisher are both on Parents PAC’s endorsement list. (See below)
Check out the information McDonald points out about Texas Parents PAC:
After taking fire for receiving an endorsement from Texas Parent PAC, a liberal school administrator special interest group, Scott Fisher defended the support he’s received from liberal activists. On social media, Fisher praised endorsements he has received from liberal Democrats, including a supporter of Bernie Sanders.
On Monday, Parent PAC released a list of endorsements praising Scott Fisher – the liberal Republican challenger to taxpayer champion Jonathan Stickland – and other liberal Republicans and a group of Democrats. Parent PAC is funded by Charles Butt, the CEO of H-E-B Grocery Stores, who has committed his family’s fortune to backing left-wing candidates.
Scott Fisher is touting an endorsement he received from a Bernie Sanders supporter.
Fisher quickly took fire for taking money and endorsements from the same donors who had backed Wendy Davis. In response, he doubled down, praising the endorsements he has received from Democrats. On Facebook, Scott Fisher wrote:
“My opponent claims that the endorsement of Texas Parent PAC should be of concern to conservative voters in HD 92. For the record, 2 of 5 board members of Texas Parent PAC are former HEB Board President Ellen Jones, and former HEB School Superintendent Gene Buinger. I am proud to have their endorsement!! [sic]”
Ellen Jones endorsed Wendy Davis and contributed to her campaign for Senate in 2008 and 2012. Gene Buinger has been a consistent backer of left wing causes and campaigns.
Buinger has donated thousands to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, as well as the PAC “Dollars for Democrats.” Buinger has also backed the Texas Democratic Party, the Democratic National Committee, the John Edwards campaign, and the election and reelection of President Barack Obama.
This cycle, along with endorsing Scott Fisher, Gene Buinger is giving money to back the socialist Bernie Sanders for President.
In 2014, Parent PAC supported Libby Willis, the Democratic opponent to Tarrant County’s taxpayer champion, Sen. Konni Burton.
As voters in House District 92 begin early voting, the conservative façade on Scott Fisher’s campaign is falling apart.
Earlier this month, Fisher was exposed for promoting the expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare when he was on the board of Tarrant County’s public hospital. Given that expanding Medicaid is the top healthcare plank of the Texas Democratic Party’s platform, it should be no surprise that liberal Democrats are backing Fisher over the conservative Stickland in the Republican primary.
Below is the list of the liberal Republican’s Parents PAC endorsed. Every one of these candidates has sworn to oppose private school choice/vouchers and potentially opposes open-enrollment charter schools as well.
Republican Primaries – Texas Senate
SD 1: Red Brown, Lindale
SD 24: Susan King, Abilene
Republican Primaries – Texas House of Representatives
HD 1: Rep. Gary VanDeaver, New Boston
HD 4: Lance Gooden, Terrell
HD 5: Jay Misenheimer, Lindale
HD 7: Jay Dean, Longview
HD 8: Rep. Byron Cook, Corsicana
HD 17: Rep. John Cyrier, Lockhart
HD 54: Scott Cosper, Killeen
HD 55: Hugh Shine, Temple
HD 58: Rep. DeWayne Burns, Cleburne
HD 59: Rep. J. D. Sheffield, Gatesville
HD 60: Kevin Downing, Granbury
HD 64: Lynn Stucky, Sanger
HD 71: Stan Lambert, Abilene
HD 73: Rep. Doug Miller, New Braunfels
HD 92: Scott Fisher, Euless
HD 94: Andrew Piel, Arlington
HD 99: Rep. Charlie Geren, Fort Worth
HD 115: Bennett Ratliff, Coppell
Democratic Primaries – Texas House of Representatives
HD 49: Gina Hinojosa, Austin
HD 77: Lina Ortega, El Paso
HD 137: Rep. Gene Wu, Houston
HD 144: Mary Ann Perez, Houston