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Why Hughes over Simpson


Record votes and a candidate’s own words matter… 

We’re getting lots of inquiries today on the Senate District 1 race. This is the race for the seat held by retiring Sen. Kevin Eltife. SD 1 includes Bowie, Camp, Cass, Franklin, Gregg, Harrison, Lamar, Marion, Morris, Panola, Red River, Rusk, Titus, Upshur, Wood, and Smith counties.

Here is a summary about why we strongly endorsed Bryan Hughes very early in this race:

We strongly support Bryan Hughes for state senate because he supports the rule of law, secure borders, and maintaining societal guardrails for our children and grandchildren.

We strongly believe jobs should go to citizens and legal workers. Bryan Hughes supports the use of E-verify to hold business owners accountable for hiring only those who are legally eligible to work in the United States. Opponent David Simpson wrote, “Requiring employers to perform law enforcement functions is akin to compulsory servitude prohibited by the US Constitution and establishes a bad precedent. Determining who is legally working and residing in the US is a court function, not a responsibility of private businesses or individuals.”   [Click here for Simpson source document.]

With that belief, Simpson should work to repeal laws defining “legal workers,” not undermine current law. Cheap labor interests exploiting illegal workers should not be allowed to break employment laws. It’s wrong for government to blindly allow some businesses to pay low wages and avoid payroll taxes and benefits. Doing so gives those businesses an unfair advantage over those obeying the law.

The first responsibility of government is to protect the life, liberty, and property of its citizens. This requires a secure border. Texas has the responsibility for the interior enforcement of the rule of law – especially when the federal government fails. While Mr. Hughes voted for border security, Mr. Simpson was the only Republican to vote against Gov. Abbott’s border security plan (HB 11) three times. [Click here for the record vote source document.]

Although his campaign has focused on medicinal aspects, David Simpson authorized legislation to fully legalize marijuana. His press release stated, “I am proposing that this plant be regulated like tomatoes, jalapenos or coffee.” With parents and grandparents struggling to keep children out of the cultural sewer, we just cannot support taking down the guardrails on marijuana. The danger to public safety and the societal harm of gateway drugs represent a cost we cannot support. [Click here to find the Simpson press release.]


We urge you to vote for Bryan Hughes for Senate District 1.


Today is your last chance to help elect conservatives to these important offices.

The polls are open today until 7 p.m.

Grassroots America Runoff Election Endorsed Candidates:

State Senate District 1 – Bryan Hughes

State Senate District 24 – Dawn Buckingham

State House District 5 – Cole Hefner

State House District 18 – Keith Strahan

State House District 33 – John Keating

State House District 64 – Read King

State House District 128 – Briscoe Cain

Railroad Commission – Wayne Christian

Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2 – Ray Wheless

Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 5 – Brent Webster