15 of 23 Incumbents Republican Congressmen in TX Draw Primary Opponents

Monday, March 12th, 2012 and is filed under Blog

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Jean Schmidt’s shocking defeat at the hands of the Tea Party in Ohio has raised the ire of many establishment Republicans.  They have come to realize that in low-turnout primaries, no incumbent is safe, even against an underfunded challenger.  Over the weekend, Texas closed the registration for candidates filing to run in the primaries, and the local media was shocked to find out that 15 out of the 23 Republicans incumbents in the House have attracted primary challengers!

While some of the incumbents are in good standing and are worthy of our support, many of them have voted for Boehner’s big government agenda.  There is no reason why such a conservative state should not have a stellar congressional delegation.

Here at The Madison Project we are committed to turning over every stone in search for good conservative candidates in an effort to get rid of insipid incumbents.  We will research all of the races ahead of the May 29 primary and endorse the best conservatives.  It is also important to note that in Texas the winner is required to obtain a majority of support or face a runoff in July.  The fact that some incumbents have multiple challengers will help deny them the requisite majority and force them into a runoff, giving conservatives more time to mobilize against them.