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Friday, May 25, 2012

10 Reasons to Vote for Donna Campbell: UPDATED FOR RUN-OFF

I am a conservative who has lived in the senate district for most of my life. I believe we need a state senator who better reflects our values and isn't beholden to big money lobbyists. Here are ten reasons why I'm supporting Dr. Donna Campbell in the Republican Primary for Texas Senate. If you support Donna, I encourage you to copy and paste these to your blog and Get Out the Vote!

1. Dr. Donna Campbell is NOT a career politician. While her opponent has spent the past three decades in government, Dr. Campbell has spent the past 20 years in the emergency room and will bring that type of critical thinking to solve our state's challenges.

2. Donna Campbell is Pro-Life. She is the only candidate in this race endorsed by three Pro-Life groups. Her opponent received an F from Texas Right to Life and has repeatedly favored abortion-on-demand, including voting AGAINST the sonogram bill and AGAINST requiring parental consent for minors seeking an abortion.

3. Donna Campbell is a constitutional conservative with an 'A' rating from the NRA. She will stand up for the first, second, and tenth amendment and against unconstitutional Washington D.C. power grabs. Her opponent once described himself as "a part-time constitutionalist."

4. Donna Campbell will fight for lower taxes and is the only candidate in this race who has signed a pledge NOT to raise taxes. She has also promised to reduce or eliminate the Margins Tax which penalizes Texas businesses. Her opponent voted for the Margins Tax and favors raising the gas tax to .50 cents per gallon and beyond (by tying it to inflation).

5. Donna Campbell will end the practice of taxpayer funded in-state tuition for illegal aliens.

6. Donna Campbell is the only anti-toll candidate in the race and the only Republican who has talked about auditing TxDOT so that taxdollars from Texas drivers actually go to fix our highways; not for trains and bike lanes. Jeff Wentworth voted to toll 281 and Loop 1604 as recently as June.

7. Dr. Donna Campbell is the only candidate with the medical qualifications to address ballooning health care costs and reform Medicaid, projected to eat up almost a third of the state's budget by 2030.

8. Donna Campbell received an A+ rating from the conservative Heritage Alliance. Incumbent Sen. Jeff Wentworth earned an 'F'.

9. Donna Campbell's donors are everyday citizens like you and me, while her opponent is funded by big money trial lawyers who have given money to Barack Obama. One group, TIR-PAC, has spent over $800,000 trying to buy this election for Jeff Wentworth.

10. Donna Campbell has run a positive, issues oriented campaign, as she promised. Jeff Wentworth broke his promise and has run negative attacks ads that even PolitiFact calls "ridiculous" and designates as "Pants on Fire" on their Truth-o-Meter.

On July 31st, I hope you will join me and other conservative neighbors who have endorsed Dr. Donna Campbell for her dedication to core conservative principles. If you are looking to vote your values, you won't find a better candidate. It has been an honor to volunteer for her campaign.


  1. Donna Campbell is DEFINITELY the best choice to represent us in the Texas Senate! Kudos on your reasons!

  2. I was on the fence in this one, tired of Wentworth's liberal votes at inopportune times and leaning towards Elizabeth Ames Jones. However, her negative rhetoric and dirty politics has worn me down. I don't know if I'll even vote now, but I appreciate you pointing out some distinctions about Dr. Donna Campbell. She is looking like the best of three questionable choices.

  3. It's 3:27pm on May 29, 2012, and Lloyd Doggett still wrecked Donna Campbell in the 2010 election.

    Although, I'm certain you'll be happy that even though Austin will no longer be represented in the US House by anyone actually residing in Austin (the 5 US House Districts Austin has been carved into from the GOP-inspired map are all anchored in other cities), all 5 slices of Austin will be represented by members of the GOP.

  4. If you call 52 to 45% in a Democrat heavy district "wrecking someone" then sure, Dr. Campbell sure got it handed to her. The rest of your comment is completely false. I live in Austin in Lloyd Doggett's district, which is still heavily Democratic. So ALL FIVE SLICES of Austin won't be represented by someone outside of Austin. Unless you are predicting a Lloyd Doggett loss in the primary to another Democrat. Do you know something we don't?

  5. Yes. I said "will" represent. To clarify, "will be" represented in 2013 and onward, as a result of the 2012 elections. The new map, drawn up by the GOP with no changes to Austin via the court-approved map, splits Austin into 5 separate US House districts. None of these districts, as I pointed out, are majority-Travis county. That is, Travis county residents make up less than (in some cases, FAR less than) 50% of the district-wide population of each district.

    Currently, 3 of these 5 districts are held by incumbent Republicans, none of whom reside in Austin (unless you count Michael McCaul, who lives in Westlake. I don't, but if you do - fine, we'll split the difference and say he .5 lives in Austin). The altered 25th district, now laughably encompassing parts of central, north, northwest and northeast Austin as well as 1/2 of Hays County and rural counties up to Fort Worth, will elect a Republican from outside Austin. The 35th District, which Lloyd Doggett will now attempt to win re-election in, laughably stretches from East Austin to Downtown San Antonio. It is a lean-R district, and if Doggett is defeated, it'll be at the hands of someone from San Marcos/San Antonio.

    I'll repeat: Lloyd won't be defeated because the people he's represented for 30 years are "tired" of him or don't agree with his voting record/positions. He'll be defeated because of a concerted effort by the state GOP to minimize Austin's voice in Congress. He'll be defeated because his district is anchored in San Antonio.

    That will succeed. Austin, the United States' 14th-largest city by population, will have 0 Austinites speaking for them in Congress.

    I wouldn't give as much of a shit if Austin itself sent a Republican to the US House. The problem is, we don't have the opportunity to.

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