Keep Texas red
About five years ago, some Americans voted for a smooth-talking senator who was very inexperienced. As time elapsed, we found that this president has lied, not followed through on several of his promises and is a weak leader.
I might add, “How’s that working for us?”
Please don’t vote for another inexperienced person for governor of our great state.
We don’t need to make another mistake. Wendy Davis is not nearly ready for the role of governor, in my opinion.
In this very trying time, we need strong, experienced leadership to keep Texas on top. Let’s pull together and keep Texas red.
— Pat Adkins, Fort Worth
New ideas needed
Absent from your editorial calling for the re-election of local members of the U.S. House and Senate was any evidence why.
You stated that John Cornyn, who has been in the Senate since 2003 “...can help lead the GOP and Congress out of dysfunction and, going into the 2016 presidential election, show that Republicans can form consensus on crucial policies.”
How is that possible given the manner in which the Senate has performed since the election of President Obama? To date, where has he been and what has he done to try and eliminate dysfunction?
The description accompanying U.S. Rep. Kay Granger‘s endorsement merely mentioned her tenure and service as a House committee vice-chairman. Nothing was stated about her record, her goals or in fact why she should be re-elected.
This approach limits opportunity for people with new ideas and energy to bring their capacity to the nation’s Congress.
— Alan Abeson, Fort Worth
Libby Willis has been inconsistent on her stand on American energy and the Second Amendment, trying to disingenuously “move to the middle” to get votes.
Voters aren’t falling for it.
On the other hand, Republican Konni Burton has been consistent in her belief in pragmatic fiscal discipline and in the conservative principles Tarrant County voters hold dear.
Her stance on improving education, demanding transparency in government, and keeping spending under control has resonated with the District 10 voters.
Konni plans to work collaboratively to end budget diversions while prioritizing transportation and education spending.
There’s no doubt Konni will bring a fresh approach to problem-solving in Austin and a new energy to the Texas Senate. I recommend readers vote for Republican Konni Burton for Senate District 10 — I am!
— Debra McDaniels, Bedford