We would like to thank the over 15,000 Texans who have joined with us at #StopTLR against the special interest agenda of Texans For Lawsuit Reform. Despite nearly unlimited resources, a dozen candidates backed by TLR were defeated in the primaries and six TLR backed incumbents were forced into runoffs. These results demonstrate that more Texans are rejecting special interest influence in state government and voting against candidates supported by TLR. We encourage all candidates and officeholders, especially those who prevailed over TLR backed candidates, to stand up for average Texans and true conservative values and reject TLR and its self-interested agenda.
TLR backed candidates that were defeated include State Senate candidate Elizabeth Ames Jones (who was bankrolled to the tune of nearly $2 million by TLR and its donors), Texas House incumbents Leo Berman, Wayne Christian, Rob Eissler, Marva Beck, Barbara Nash, and Vicki Truitt, Texas House candidates Dora Alcala, Wanda Adams, Carlos Vasquez, and Delicia Herrera, and 13th Court of Appeals candidate Jaime Tijerina.
Additionally, TLR backed Railroad Commissioner Barry Smitherman, Texas Supreme Court Justice David Medina, and Texas House members Chuck Hopson, J.M. Lozano, Sid Miller, and Jim Landtroop were forced into runoff elections.