TeaApproved

 

Race 2014 Candidate NTTP_teaApproved_2014_100px
Lt. Governor  NO DECISION  Writeup
Attorney General  Ken Paxton  tea_paxton_100  Writeup

WIN!

Railroad Commission Wayne Christian wayne_christian_100 Writeup

LOSE

Agriculture Commission Sid Miller sid_miller_100 Writeup

WIN!

State Senate, SD2 Bob Hall
bob_hall_100
Writeup

WIN!

State Senate, SD10 Konni Burton
konni_burton_100
Writeup

WIN!

State House, HD10 TJ Fabby tj_fabby Writeup

LOSE

State House, HD58 Philip Eby philip_eby_100 Writeup

LOSE

State House, HD66 Matt Shaheen matt_shaheen_100 Writeup

WIN!

State House, HD102 Stefani Carter steffani_carter_100 Writeup

LOSE

Collin County Commissioner,
Precinct 1
Mark ReidAnn LieberSusan Fletcher mark_reid_100
ann_lieber_100
susan_fletcher_100
Writeup

RUNOFF

Governor Greg Abbott greg_abbott_100 Writeup

WIN

Comptroller  NO DECISION
Land Commission NO DECISION
State Senate, SD8 Van Taylor  
tea_taylor_100
Writeup

WIN

State Senate, SD16 Don Huffines  don_huffines_100 Writeup

WIN

State House, HD59 Danny Pelton danny_peltman_100 Writeup

LOSE

State House, HD64 Read King read_king_100 Writeup

LOSE

State House, HD105  Rodney Anderson  rodney_anderson_100  Writeup

WIN

State House, HD112  Jared Patterson  jared_patterson  Writeup

LOSE

State House, HD115  Matt Rinaldi  matt_rinaldi_100 Writeup

WIN

What NTTP TeaApproved Means

UPDATE: A point of clarification. Each NTTP ONLY represents OUR group’s assessment and ONLY applies for ONE election cycle. EVERYONE previously NTTP TeaAPproved WILL be reviewed again- and, especially for those that have strayed from the fiscally and constitutionally responsible path- WILL find it difficult to regain that approval.

The North Texas Tea Party- to support the 5 Principles (Limited Government, Fiscal Responsibility, Personal Responsibility, Rule of Law, and Constitutional Sovereignty) – has decided the only way to do so effectively is to work directly for the election of candidates for public office. To do this, we have come up with the term ‘TeaApproved’. We at NTTP seek to help candidates who not only verbally commit to the 5 principles but- more importantly- give indication through background, experience, actions, and voluntary associations, that they will apply them in office, despite all the pressures and persuasions that the Professional Political Class may apply to NOT do so.

We also wish to determine the viability of the candidate for office. Does the individual have a plan and access to reasonable resources and in a race that- given that plan and resources- is possibly successful? There is no point of expending scarce resources on something with a very low chance of success.

This cycle, we will also be considering a factor that WAS considered previously, but was not as specifically defined: potential effectiveness in office. Believing in the Tea Party principlces are of little value if one is able to ACT on them- and coordinate and cooperate with others to act on them as well.

This does not imply we are going to endorse candidates. The TeaApproval stamp is something different, more of a due-diligence process. Our objective is to publish for the public what we have learned about candidates, how we learned it and if those results indicate a strong likelihood that the candidate can win, and if elected, will be a staunch advocate of the Five Principles. The public is trusted to look critically at the results of our research, its objectivity and draw its own conclusions. It is quite possible multiple candidates can receive the rating; but that will like be an unusual event, most likely to occur in races with more than two candidates. It will also be unlikely that every race will be reviewed; the active members of NTTP are all volunteers and the process takes time. Emphasis will be placed on key down-ballot races at the state and county levels, the area where such information might assist the conservative voters within the area.

Comments are closed.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 39 other followers