Yesterday was the first day of early voting. The polls were very busy and hopefully this is an indication of increased interest in our city, state and country. Although I do not live in the 94th House District I have gone out of my way to endorse a candidate in that race. I consider myself a Regan Republican. Fiscal restraint, smaller government, with open business horizons. That is why I have taken a stand against the radical extremist candidate Tony Tinderholt. Mr. Tinderholt will solve the immigration problem at the Mexican border by invading our neighbor to the south. “I think we should go across the border and stop it. It’s really sad to say that at some point what’s going to happen on the border is going to be bad. And people are going to die.” I’m sorry Mr. Tinderholt but it doesn’t have to be that way, and that is why I can't support you as a Republican candidate for office.
In another unrelated incident, Mr. Tinderholt was in support of the radical group Open Carry Tarrant County. They wanted to go into our streets with semi-automatic rifles and have conversations with drivers waiting at red lights. They also wanted to bring those same weapons to City Council meetings. Although I listened to all of the participants talk in support of this issue, when I talked Mr. Tinderholt screamed above me violating the same First Amendment Rights that he professed to hold sacred minutes before. Although he later apologized, it was indicative of the type of representation that he will take to Austin if elected.
As a viable alternative I have endorsed Cole Ballweg in this race. He has received every endorsement that is available except for the Tea Party. Cole has endorsements by the Arlington Police Association, Fire Fighters Association, Teachers Association, and the Star Telegram. Cole is not a bleeding heart liberal as some people would paint him. He is articulate, well versed and knowledgeable on the issues that Texans are currently facing. Cole is a small businessman that has family roots that reach deep into Arlington’s history.
This is an important election. I expect my republicans to maintain the House majority and gain enough seats to take the Senate majority. I expect Greg Abbott to be our next Governor, but I can’t in good conscience support Tony Tinderholt. VOTE FOR COLE BALLWEG!!