February 17, 2018.
The Board of NE Tarrant Tea Party has indicated below how each member would choose to vote on every contested race in Tarrant County (does not include Precinct Chair races nor races with only one candidate). These are recommendations NOT ENDORSEMENTS. Each race has a possible 6 votes (two board members did not vote due to illness).
US Senate: Ted Cruz - 6 votes
District 6 - Ron Wright 4 votes; no indication 2 votes
District 24 - Johnathan Davidson 2 votes; Kenny Marchant 1 vote; no indication 3 votes
District 26 - Veronica Birkenstock 4 votes; Michael Burgess 2 votes
Governor: Greg Abbott - 6 votes
Lt Governor: Dan Patrick - 6 votes
Land Commissioner: Jerry Patterson 2 votes; Davey Edwards 4 votes
Ag Commissioner: Sid Miller 6 votes
RR Commissioner: Christi Craddick 4 votes; Weston Martinez 1 vote; no indication 1 vote
Criminal Court of Appeals Presiding Judge: Sharon Keller 1 vote; David Bridges 4 votes; no indication 1 vote
Criminal Court of Appeals Place 8: Michelle Slaughter 6 votes
State Board of Education District 11: Feyi Obamehinti 5 votes; no indication 1 vote
District 98 - Armin Mizani 6 votes
District 99 - Bo French 6 votes
District Judge 233rd: Kenneth Newell 6 votes
District Judge 342nd: Pat Gallagher 6 votes
Family Judge 322nd: James Munford 6 votes
Family Judge 323rd: Alex Kim 6 votes
Family Judge 325: Cynthia Terry 6 votes
Criminal Court 4: Deborah Nekhom 6 votes
Probate Court 1: Patricia Cole 6 votes
District Clerk: Tom Wilder 6 votes
Tax Assessor: Trasa Cobern 1 vote, Rick Barnes 5 votes
Justice of the Peace 3: Lenny Lopez 5 votes, Bill Brandt 1 vote
Justice of the Peace 4: Chris Gregory 1 vote, Charity DeVille 3 votes, no indication 2 votes
Justice of the Peace 6: Chris Garcia 5 votes, no indication 1 vote
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February 16, 2018.
Look at your property tax bill from 6 years ago when Gio was elected and tell us what you see. You see huge increases, some of you 50% or more, and the same political establishment that gave you that is endorsing Giovanni Capriglione. Gio represents several property rich districts whose tax money is literally being stolen and redistributed to other areas of the state.
Question: Why has Gio never introduced or supported any form of Robin Hood repeal or other tax reform like he campaigned on?
Answer: Because any discussion about Robin Hood repeal would jeopardize his Democrat support and the support of the education system who also doesn't want the current system altered in any way that would limit their ability to spend, borrow and tax.
Read this shocking yet revealing quote from former Colleyville City Councilman Chris Putnam:
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February 3, 2018.
It's time for a little Q&A!
Q: Why did Giovanni Capriglione campaign for DeWayne Burns and Dan Flynn against their conservative challengers?
A: Because Gio isn’t fighting the Austin swamp; Gio is growing the Austin swamp!
We at NE Tarrant Tea Party are leading a Texas-wide effort to elect as many conservative challengers to liberal incumbents in the State House as possible. Our Shark Tank fundraisers have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars from patriots all over the state for districts all over the state. Why? Because we are a coordinated, statewide movement intent on filling the House with conservative representation. So, what a surprise when we saw Giovanni Capliglione actively campaigning against two men who would have joined the Texas Freedom Caucus!
Philip Eby fought and narrowly lost a race to establishment lacky DeWayne Burns. Burns, of course, ran as a conservative and quickly changed his tune when he got to Austin. Philip Eby looked forward to joining conservatives and fighting for Texas taxpayers. He was heavily endorsed by conservative groups across the state including the NETTP PAC.
Here’s Gio Capriglione and Craig Goldman in House District 58 campaigning for DeWayne Burns.
DeWayne Burns has a D+ average. Can’t we do better than this?
Fiscal Responsibility Index Score: 66%
Young Conservatives of Texas Score: 70%
Concerned Women of America: 64%
More troubling than his support for Burns is Gio helping Dan Flynn defeat Bryan Slaton. Bryan lost to Dan by less than 500 votes. If Slaton had won, he also would have joined the Texas Freedom Caucus to fight against the Austin establishment. Slaton is running against Flynn again and is also heavily endorsed by conservative organizations across Texas including NETTP PAC.
Dan Flynn- Fiscal Responsibility Index Score: 49%
Young Conservatives of Texas Score: 54%
Concerned Women of America: 57%
The fact that Gio would campaign for an incumbent like Flynn is a sign that he has completely abandoned our conservative cause to reform the Austin swamp. Flynn is part of the cabal in Austin that vigorously fights against conservative reforms, and he was voted one of the worst lawmakers in Texas by the leading taxpayer watchdog group.