PRESS: Tea Party Express Candidates Win Big in Texas
Sacramento, CA – Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest grassroots Tea Party political action committee, is celebrating a big night for conservatives in the state of Texas, where four Tea Party Express-endorsed candidates were victorious in their respective primary runoffs for U.S. Congress.
Tea Party Express Co-Founder and Chief Strategist Sal Russo said, “Tonight, Texans reminded the nation that their state is a Tea Party stronghold by voting for four bold conservative leaders. Tea Party Express proudly endorsed these four candidates because they share our vision of economic growth and fiscal responsibility that is the foundation of the Tea Party movement. They are going to be prepared to win another victory in November against their Democrat opponents, and each is favored to be new Congressmen in January.
“Tonight’s great victory reveals a Tea Party movement that is organized, engaged, and boldly pushing back against the media and liberals’ arrogant prediction of a ‘blue wave’ in November. You beat back the blue wave by having strong, principled conservatives as the Republican candidates, and we have that in these crucial Congressional seats where our endorsed nominees were successful.
“Conservatives are not backing away from the Tea Party ideas being implemented by President Trump and Congress. Cutting and reforming the tax code and reducing the intrusive federal government regulations are creating jobs and putting money back into the hands of hardworking Americans. Although much more work remains to get the nation’s fiscal house in order and break the establishment’s grip on Washington, things are finally headed in the right direction after the eight disastrous Obama years. We can be sure that Chip Roy, Ron Wright, Michael Cloud, and Dan Crenshaw will fight to finish the task at hand,” Russo concluded.
We are disappointed, however, that conservative fundraiser and activist Bunni Pounds was narrowly defeated by Representative Lance Gooden in the 5th Congressional District.
Texas 2nd Congressional District. Former Navy SEAL Dan Crenshaw continued his remarkable grassroots campaign by winning almost 70% of the vote.
Texas 6th Congressional District. Businessman and Tarrant County Tax Assessor Ron Wright bested his opponent with 52% of the vote.
Texas 21st Congressional District. Former Ted Cruz chief of staff Chip Roy closed strong in a very competitive race, getting over 53% of the vote.
Texas 27th Congressional District. Longtime conservative activist and small business owner Michael Cloud handily won his contest with 61% of the vote.