“There is no moral compass,” says the Texas Republican about a group targeting him in a parliamentary race.


Parliamentarian Jake Ellzey dismisses himself as he tells a lie about him from a Washington-based conservative political action committee as the election day for parliamentary elections in northern Texas approaches. I’m protecting.

The Club for Growth, which claims to be a “freelance advocate,” is looming in the North Texas race as Republican Ellzey and the late Ron Wright’s widow Susan Wright compete for seats. Ron Wright died in February, prompting a special election and subsequent outflow on Tuesday. Early voting begins on Monday and ends on Friday.

The Club for Growth’s Financing Department has approved the 6th Parliamentary District of Wright for Texas, according to Politico. Spent $ 230,000 on TV Advertising A few months after the May 1 special election, Wright and Elsey advanced from 23 areas. The group also sent a number of mails targeting Elsey, encouraging district voters to support the Light for Congress.

Club for Growth, who also participated in the race before the primary, did not return a request for comment.

“They don’t have a moral compass, so they want to do anything to win,” Elsey told Star Telegram.

The organization has participated in other Texas races in the past. For example, when the group’s PAC assisted US Congressman Ronny Jackson, the 2020 Republican primary in Texas’ 13th Parliamentary District. Group approved Ted Cruz of the United States as President of 2016.

A mailer related to the spill that Star Telegram obtained through an Elsey spokesperson claimed that Elsey voted for a tax increase and missed a legislative vote, identifying the Republican Party as an option to support the Democratic Party. They also advertise Wright’s support from former President Donald Trump.

“The Democrats are trying to steal the Republican final vote in an attempt to get Jake Ellzey to be elected,” said Mailer, who calls Ellzey “the Democratic puppet of DC.”

The group states in several mailers that Elsey has been approved by the Democratic Party. They nominate Democrat Stephen Daniel, who ran for seat against Ron Wright in 2020.

Daniel wrote on Twitter that he would support Elsey after the special election, as Republicans were his only choice.so Interview with Star Telegram at the time, He emphasized that the voting declaration was not approved.

“(Democrats) may be the deciding factor in this election. We need to do everything we can to ensure that Trump-backed Susan Wright loses,” Daniel said in a tweet.

Elsey, a fighter pilot in the Navy, said people can say whatever they want on the Internet.

“I have nothing to do with Stephen Daniel,” he said. “I have never met him. I never talked to him.”

The Elsie team also asks the liberals to “unite behind Democrat Stephen Daniel and vote for moderate Jake Elsie against Trump-approved conservative Susan Wright.” I’m having trouble with text messages.message Does not include disclaimer Elsey spokesman Craig Murphy talked about who sent them.

Some mailers say Elsey missed more than 100 votes while serving as a member of the Texas House of Representatives. Some have named him a “missing politician.” Ellzey disputed this claim, saying he missed 52 votes and had a 97% vote record.

The group also points out House bill 2415, saying it voted for Elsey to raise taxes on cars. A bill passed by the House of Representatives but not supported by the Senate would have imposed “state and local car rents.” According to the invoice summary from the House Research Office, taxes on rents made through market renters. ” A marketplace rental provider is defined as someone who rents and uses a car to another person, such as through a website or app.

The bill’s author, Republican Congressman Morgan Meyer, said in a committee that “another car rental tax is provided by clarifying that individuals who run the car rental market must collect and remit taxes. Close the loophole. ” “This tax is already levied on all car rental transactions,” he said.

Elsey joined 95 lawmakers (Democratic and Republican) in support of the bill in the first pass. Fifty lawmakers, including six Democrats, opposed it. Elsey was absent from the final pass vote. In the text, he said that a third reading vote would come soon, but he attended that day and voted for the bills before and after.

“It was closing the loophole in car rental tax collection,” Elsey said. “Someone will have to explain to me how it corresponds to a new tax or tax increase. It’s not. By definition, it’s not.”

What does Susan Wright say?

Wright, the district director of the two state representatives, is not far from Club for Growth. Wright, who was generally asked about the organization’s support for her candidacy, including contributions to Run and negative ads about Elsey, said she was proud of their support.

“President Donald Trump, Club for Growth, numerous local elected officials, dozens of constituency chairs, and hundreds of grassroots conservatives are behind my campaign for the majority of Republicans. We are absolutely honored to have united. The conservative and most qualified candidate to represent TX-06 in Congress, “Wright said in a statement.

Prior to the spill Wright’s campaign sent a mailer About immigrants, according to the Texas Tribune. Mailer quotes a 2018 interview about the “Mark Davis Show”, stating that Elsey is for “pardon for illegal immigrants.” Ellzey appeared on a radio show as a candidate for Congressional District 6 who ran for seats in 2018.

At the time, Elsey said he would support the path to “citizenship if he served in the military for five years.”According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, military personnel who worked for a year during normal times You may be eligible to apply for naturalization.

“Anyone else can apply for permanent residence, but there is no amnesty,” he said.

Elsey and campaign representatives such as US Congressman Dan Crenshaw and former Texas Governor Rick Perry have come to defend Elsey. Recent video with Clenshaw I’m trying to uncover what he described as a “fraudulent campaign.”

“There is no doubt that Stephen Daniel, who was nominated for this seat in the 2020 Democratic candidate, tweeted the support of my opponents,” Wright said in a statement. Automobile. There is no doubt that my opponents support the “road to citizenship”. All these positions and votes are facts. These are official official records. That’s why all true conservatives like President Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz support my campaign. “

Former U.S. Congressman Joe Barton weighted

Joe Burton, who took a seat in front of Ron Wright, supported Elsey in an interview with the “Mark Davis Show” on Monday. Ron Wright was previously his Chief of Staff and District Director.

Burton said there were “two good Republicans” in the spill.

“I know both of them really well,” he said. “They are both good people. They will both be good members. There is no big difference in their voting records, but the advantage is who is the best candidate and who is the best representative. I think you need to choose which one is most likely to be an influential player. I think Jake. “

Burton told Davis that there was an “abnormal problem” with the race in that “Club for Growth had just launched a terribly negative attack campaign against Jake.”

Davis praised Club for Growth during the show — “I loved them forever,” he said — but by running “disgusting and deceptive” ads in the race. I criticized them.

“That’s my biggest disappointment in the race. Susan allowed it and Club for Growth allowed them to do what they did,” Burton said.

Matt Langston, Wright’s General Consultant, Scandal surrounding Burton’s exit from Congress When asked to comment on the remarks of the former representative. Burton didn’t ask for reelection after his nude photos were shared online. The woman also shared a private message with sexual overtones.

“As for Joe Burton, I think it’s ironic that he uses the term” greatest disappointment “after a shameful exit from Congress,” Langston said.