October 16, 2008

Who supports Donnie Dippel?

It's clear that the Democrat in the race for Texas House District 17 has received the support of the usual suspects on the left: unions, liberal bloggers and liberal newspapers.

The district is conservative, and shares the conservative values of lower taxes, less government and more freedom. But Donnie Dippel has the support of liberal interest groups and brags on his website about his opposition to school choice.

Conservative Democrats in the district should take a hard look at both candidates in this race, and ask themselves who will be better for the economy of Texas. Tim Kleinschmidt wants lower taxes and has the endorsement of pro-taxpayer groups like Empower Texans and The Young Conservatives of Texas.

I know we have a history of conservative Democrats in Texas, but the party has moved to the left over the years. If you are a conservative Democrat, you might want to consider switching over and voting for Tim. Better yet, you should probably review the platform of the Democrat party, which does not share your values on both economic and social issues.

Teachers unions, trial lawyers and liberal bloggers support policies that add to the cost of doing business in the state. These folks are not the best protectors of taxpayer dollars, to say the least. It's time the 17th district got a true conservative in the state legislature, to represent our the conservative voters in the district.

Vote for Tim Kleinschmidt on November 4th.

Where is Donnie Dippel?

The group Empower Texans has a good post up about Democrat state representative candidate Donnie Dippel, who is refusing to debate Republican candidate Tim Kleinschmidt.

An open seat race for a competitive Texas House district should be a-buzz with activity. So why is it so completely one-sided in central Texas' HD17, where Democrat nominee Donnie Dippel is refusing to do public debates and isn't seen much around the district. Seems the only people talking about his race are the Austin liberal bloggers. It's a good thing Republican nominee Tim Kleinschmidt is right on the issues, and working the district, or voters might think no one cared.

The way to win this campaign is to knock on doors, make phone calls and talk to as many voters as possible. Tim's strategy is a solid one, and he should continue to do this to pull off the victory on November 4th.

Official Tim Kleinschmidt Website and Blog

The Tim Kleinschmidt campaign has a great new website and blog up. I encourage you to visit these sites for the latest information about the campaign.

Tim has been campaigning throughout the 17th district, and is running on a platform of border security. He wants the state to require a photo id to vote and wants to require proof of legal residency before someone can receive welfare and other state services.

There are only a few weeks left until the election, so please be sure to tell your conservative friends and family that Tim will represent their interests in Texas House district 17.

You can also make a donation to his campaign online. CLICK HERE!

March 8, 2008

Democrats choose Donnie Dippel

The results from Tuesday's Texas primary are in, and it looks like the Democrats smartly rejected the candidate with a criminal background, and instead voted for Donnie Dippel of La Grange to run against Tim Kleinschmidt for Texas House District 17.

Tim was unopposed in the Republican primary. This should be a close race that is decided by a few hundred votes or less. Now both candidates can focus on making their case for who is best to represent the district in Austin.

February 25, 2008

Tim Kleinschmidt

This blog serves one purpose: helping to elect Tim Kleinschmidt to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. With Democrat Robby Cook retiring, now is a great time for conservatives to capture another seat in the Texas House. Tim Kleinschmidt is the man that will do just that in November.

Here is his campaign website.

Here is a pdf of House District 17.

The Democratic primary next Tuesday will decide who Tim will face in the general election. One of the candidates, Latreese Cooke, has a criminal past and doesn't even live in the district!

The other candidate, Donnie Dippel, was hired by wacky liberal Jim Hightower to work in the Texas Department of Agriculture. He has also been endorsed by the Texas State Teachers Association, a liberal union that is opposed to school choice.

Whichever Democrat candidate wins the primary, Tim Kleinschmidt will campaign and win on a conservative platform. This blog will follow the race and provide updates to the voters in the district, which includes Colorado, Fayette, Lee, Bastrop, Burleson and parts of Brazos counties.