Texas 2014 Statewide Candidate

Dear Supporter,

Campaign for Liberty gave candidates for statewide office an opportunity to provide a straight answer to the following questions. The candidates’ answers can be seen below the list of questions. Because the vast majority of states do not include 3rd party candidates in the Primary process, Campaign for Liberty policy is to survey 3rd party candidates for General elections, except in Jungle Primary states.

Survey Questions

1. Will you oppose efforts to cooperate with a national ID card system and vote to block all state funding for and cooperation with any national ID scheme including the Real ID and Pass ID programs?

2. Do you oppose the use of unmanned law enforcement devices being used to penalize citizens?

3. Do you oppose the use of state funds to advocate for growing the size of government through the use of hiring government employees as lobbyists, and/or paying for the lobbying activities of private groups or associations?

4. Will you support legislation that would allow TSA agents to be charged with sexual assault if they use invasive “pat-down” procedures?

5. Will you support legislation to protect the citizens of your state from federal officials who are implementing mandates in ObamaCare by creating state criminal sanctions?

6. Will you support legislation to end the use of “no knock” warrants?

7. Will you oppose any attempt to pass a ban on texting while driving as a primary reason for a traffic stop by law enforcement?

Survey Results

Key: = Yes, = No, = Chose not to answer

Office District Party Name Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6 Q7
Governor R Greg Abbott
Governor R Lisa Fritsch
Governor R SECEDE Kilgore
Governor R Miriam Martinez
Governor D Wendy Davis
Governor D Reynaldo Madrigal
Lt. Governor R David Dewhurst
Lt. Governor R Dan Patrick
Lt. Governor R Jerry Patterson
Lt. Governor R Todd Staples
Lt. Governor D Leticia Van de Putte
Attorney General R Dan Branch
Attorney General R Ken Paxton
Attorney General R Barry Smitherman
Attorney General D Sam Houston
Commissioner of Agriculture R J. Allen Carnes
Commissioner of Agriculture R Joe Cotton
Commissioner of Agriculture R Tommy Merritt
Commissioner of Agriculture R Sid Miller
Commissioner of Agriculture R Eric Opiela
Commissioner of Agriculture D Hugh Asa Fitzsimons
Commissioner of Agriculture D Richard "Kinky" Friedman
Commissioner of Agriculture D Jim Hogan
Commissioner of the General Land Office R George Bush
Commissioner of the General Land Office R David Watts
Commissioner of the General Land Office D John Cook
Comptroller of Public Accounts R Glenn Hegar
Comptroller of Public Accounts R Harvey Hilderbran
Comptroller of Public Accounts R Debra Medina
Comptroller of Public Accounts R Raul Torres
Comptroller of Public Accounts D Mike Collier
Railroad Commissioner R Becky Berger
Railroad Commissioner R Malachi Boyuls
Railroad Commissioner R Wayne Christian
Railroad Commissioner R Ryan Sitton
Railroad Commissioner D Steve Brown
Railroad Commissioner D Dale Henry