This one for House District 115 (North Irving-Carrollton-Coppell-Farmers Branch) was VERY easy. Matt Rinaldi was an original founder of the Dallas Tea Party, a sharp, a constitutionalist with a practical side, and a powerhouse of conservative intellect. One of the two from 2010 we pegged as having great leadership potential (the other being Scott Turner). Unfortunately last time he had a crowded, well-funded field and missed out in the runoff.
This time, he is pitted against an incumbent (Bennett Ratliff) with an APPALLING record as one of the most LIBERAL (not even moderate) GOP members in the house, who often voted with the Democrats against the GOP majority. Ratliff’s reaction to addressing his re-election and his miserable record was to try to draw Matt OUT of the district.
There is no clearer distinction between candidates in the whole North Dallas area. This is the race for conservatives of ALL stripes to put their largest effort in to clean up Austin. Our members are encouraged to join Matt’s campaign and do the grunt work needed to replace a true RINO.