Founding Father Samuel Adams called voting “one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.” We are truly blessed to live in a nation that recognizes that a government’s power can only be justly derived from the voice of the people it serves.
I hope you will all exercise this critical responsibility this election season. Early voting for the Republican primary begins today through February 26, and the Primary Election will be held Tuesday, March 1.
I recently joined Marco Rubio’s Texas Leadership Team. As a former state legislator, Senator Rubio knows firsthand the impact of intrusive federal government regulations, and he has fought hard during his time in the Senate to stop government growth. I truly believe he has the vision, leadership and strong conservative record needed to unite our party — and that he is the best candidate to limit government, preserve our liberty and unleash America’s greatness. I am excited and honored to offer my support to Marco Rubio for President of the United States.
I know many of my conservative constituents support Ted Cruz. I think he is an amazing leader, one I have voted for and supported in the past, and he serves Texas well. However, this isn’t a legislative decision — this is a personal decision. Cruz and Rubio are arguably both among the top five most conservative members of Congress. Through no fault of his own, Ted Cruz has been vilified in the media, and it shows in polls on “electability” which Marco Rubio leads overwhelmingly. In the last 6 presidential elections, Republicans have only won the popular vote once! Wouldn’t it be nice if someone that can actually unite this country would win in November? I believe Marco Rubio gives us the best chance to do that.
Rubio’s service in the Florida legislature also gives him experience unique to other viable candidates of understanding firsthand the pain the federal government pushes down on states through unfunded mandates that exceed constitutional authority. Furthermore, he is the only candidate that has actually accomplished reform to the un-Affordable Care Act — reform that will keep us, the taxpayers, from having to bail out insurance companies. I believe his success in this area will ultimately lead to the failure of Obamacare and turn us back toward a free-market approach to health insurance that promotes individual responsibility. Imagine that!
The race to the Republican nomination is getting smaller by the week, and I believe no one in the field gives us a better chance to win than Marco Rubio. I hope you’ll visit MarcoRubio.com to learn more about Senator Rubio and his plan to restore our nation.
But regardless of which candidate you choose to support, I strongly encourage you to take this opportunity to cast your vote for the future of our nation. Conservative principles have made Texas the greatest state to live, work and raise a family — and they can rejuvenate the Founding Fathers’ vision of liberty for the United States.
Visit VoteTexas.gov to download a sample ballot and learn more about when and where to vote. I hope to see you at the polls.