Tea Party Express Endorses Dan Crenshaw for U.S. Congress in Texas

Sacramento, CA – Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, is pleased to announce its endorsement of Dan Crenshaw for U.S. House in Texas’ Second Congressional District.

Tea Party Express Co-Founder and Chief Strategist Sal Russo said, “The American people are sick and tired of career politicians for whom public service is an afterthought. Too often, our elected leaders sacrifice integrity and principle on the altar of political expediency and forget why their constituents elected them in the first place. Fortunately, Republicans have a great choice to nominate a true American hero who is committed to adhering to conservative principles.

“Dan Crenshaw knows the true meaning of public service. A Navy SEAL, he served his country with courage and integrity, serving five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and receiving two Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, and the Navy Commendation Medal with Valor for his sacrifice. Last year, he spent countless hours volunteering to assist those affected by the devastating floods wrought by Hurricane Harvey. We are excited to endorse Dan because he embodies the true meaning of service, leadership, and integrity, all of which are sorely needed in Congress.

“With the Democrats and liberal media talking about a ‘blue wave’ in November, it is critical that we counter their narrative by continuing to send Tea Party conservatives like Dan Crenshaw to Congress. No matter what the liberals say, the American people are benefitting from the Trump tax cuts and a growing economy. They want smaller government, an end to out-of-control spending, greater economic freedom, and free market healthcare solutions. Dan Crenshaw will fight for this conservative agenda in Congress with the same honor and zeal that he exhibited on the battlefield,” Russo concluded.

The following are statements from local grassroots leaders:

“When Dan was blown up by an IED, losing an eye and sight in the other, he showed courage and faith to beat the odds to get his sight back. A new Congressman needs the strength to fight back, and the resolve to resist temptations. Dan Crenshaw is a fresh candidate who will be the tough Congressman that CD2 demands.” – Joseph Pelati, GOP Precinct 70 Chair, Washington Avenue Republicans and Our Trumpeting Herd

“Lt. Commander Crenshaw brings much more to this office than honor and respect for his service to our nation. After retiring from military service, Dan Crenshaw studied government at Harvard University, where he learned how to argue effectively against liberals in advocating for conservative ideals. He also has a strong vision and passion for growing and strengthening our party so we can win now and in the future. Compared to his opponent, Dan Crenshaw is far better equipped with the policy insight, vision, energy, and leadership skills needed to serve the constituents of this district, advocate effectively for conservative policies, and grow and strengthen our party for the next generation. Most of all, Dan Crenshaw is a true patriot and an independent voice who, unlike his opponent, is in no way compromised by the political establishment. Spring Branch Republicans is very proud to endorse Dan Crenshaw in the Republican primary runoff election for Congressional District 2.” – Joseph McReynolds, Treasurer, Spring Branch Republicans