Gail Spurlock and Greg Parker both lost their races; both were long shots from the beginning, but we do choose on principle first and winnability second.
But otherwise, a great night: Jeff Leach, Ben Smith, Barnett Walker won their local races, Collin County gave Ted Cruz a bigger raw vote margin (11,330) than Dallas County (7,121); and David Evans, John Devine, and Christi Craddick all won through. EVERY judicial race went our way.
Our yellow sheets were EVERYWHERE; We cannot say enough to express our undying gratitude to the scores of volunteers that helped with this. These victories belong to them- and the conservative constituency. The Collin County flyer was downloaded 1,257 times, over DOUBLE the primary itself. (The Dallas/Denton one was downloaded 385 times). Over 10,000 web page visits in the last 10 days. We had TREMENDOUS impact.
And to the political machines in Austin and elsewhere who said we were ‘going away’, we say: “Excuse us; what did you say?”
And we aren’t done yet. We’ll start having meetings again, now that our innumerable candidate forums, vetting sessions and volunteer efforts will subside. We have new projects and new leadership to introduce and get rolling. Success breeds more tasks- and we will continue to grow and expand the influence of the conservative constituency.