Yes, it’s that time again…Primary Season. With the rise of the Tea Party and the dismal performance of certain politicians both in Austin and in D.C., challengers abound.
Granted, Texas fares better than most states in general, but we have our share of establishment politicians who are more concerned about retaining power than they are with doing what’s best for taxpayers.
How do you know who is a statesman and who is a politician? One way is to review the legislative scorecards of conservative organizations. The top four, in no particular order, are:
Texans for Fiscal Responsibility/Empower Texans - http://www.empowertexans.com/index/
Eagle Forum - http://texaseagle.org/legislative-scorecard.html
Young Conservatives of Texas - http://www.yct.org/
Heritage Alliance - http://www.heritagealliance.com/tcr/tcrhome.php
These four organizations pay close attention to key votes during the legislative sessions, providing invaluable information to the public regarding the performance of their elected officials. Both social and fiscal policy votes are included in these scorecards, and it is imperative that we support candidates who are strong in both areas.