Occasionally I will use the full text of a news article, not terribly often, but when I do I make sure to give full credit where credit is due. Thank you to the Dallas Morning News editorial staff for this post, I am certain that there are those that HATE you right now. I am NOT one of those people.
Editorial: We recommend Carona in GOP race for Texas Senate District 16
Republican voters in northern Dallas County’s Texas Senate district face a critical choice, except it’s not quite the decision Don Huffines presents.
In Huffines’ tale, he’s the real conservative and incumbent John Carona the liberal, based on superficial score card evaluations. Left-right, black-white: If the world were only so simple, Huffines’ talking points and deceptive campaign mailers might carry the day.
Instead, we’re confident that District 16 Republicans — from Coppell and Irving, through northern Dallas and east to Garland and Rowlett — are far more discerning. They should vote to keep Carona, a pragmatic conservative who has earned his reputation as a hardworking, problem-solving state senator. The GOP winner has no Democratic opposition in November.
The challenger is related to the auto-dealing Huffines but actually makes his living in real estate development. He declined to appear for a joint interview with Carona; in filling out this newspaper’s Voter Guide questionnaire, Huffines, 55, ran out of canned statements and declined to discuss Texas’ safety net, mental health, the West disaster, higher education, school accountability, school finance, the death penalty, open records, gas drilling and payday lending.
Whatever your view of the world, these are issues on which you might expect at least fluency from your state senator.
Carona, 58, who built a company that manages homeowner associations, stands in marked contrast. “It’s easy to talk about problems,” he said. “It’s a lot harder to develop solutions.” Long regarded as one of the Senate’s workhorses, Carona has led on issues from transportation to water to payday lending, energy and education.
In a joint appearance last month, Huffines insisted he’s “against all taxes.” As Carona and this newspaper have pointed out, this is the same Huffines who built his personal wealth around the creation of special utility taxing districts in North Texas.
It’s not enough to mouth the words if you don’t understand what they mean. District 16 voters would do well to stay with Carona’s substantive leadership.
I am assuming that most folks reading this post also read my previous post entitled Texas Politics – A Conundrum of Confusion and Complexity where I was having doubts about Sen. Carona because of what has since turned out to be, dare I say, less than truthful accusations that were made by his opponent in the race for Texas Senate.
I am NOT a blogger that engages in *mudslinging*, I make every effort to find all the facts and citation available on a topic before I post on it and I try to contact my elected officials before I post something regarding *rumors* that may be floating around the mainstream media and blog publications. I will NOT cast needless aspersions on someone.
Apparently, Sen. Carona’s opponent is not that type of person.
After I made the post mentioned above I was contacted by a number of individuals that I know and trust and they shared the TRUTH with me concerning the *LIES* being told about John Carona.
I was delighted to hear these TRUTHS and I was even more delighted when Sen. Carona personally called me this morning so that he could make sure that we were truly on the same page and that I was going to continue my support for his reelection.
And I do!
It is with great pleasure that I add The TexasFred Blog to the rapidly growing list that supports and endorses Sen. John Carona and his reelection to the Texas Senate as our Senator from Senate District 16 which covers ALL of: Highland Park and University Park and PORTIONS OF: Dallas, Rowlett, Garland, Addison, Farmers Branch, Carrollton, Irving and Coppell.
Good luck Sir! I believe you truly deserve to be reelected!