Coalition of Conservative & Tea Party Grassroots Leaders Stand with Dan Patrick

Texas Liberty Movement Leaders

United for a Strong Texas



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             CONTACT:  Undersigned Leaders

May 16, 2014


Coalition of Conservative & TEA Party

Grassroots Leaders Stand with Dan Patrick


Across Texas – Today marks a historic new low in the rough and tumble world of Texas politics. When Dewhurst came in a distant second in the first round of the primary, pundits said he should go negative or go home. It is clear Dewhurst has chosen the low road to extreme negativity, but his methods of reprehensible personal attacks are nothing new. We vividly remember all the ways he worked overtime to personally destroy Ted Cruz in the 2012 US Senate race. He wasn’t successful then, and he won’t be this time.


Rather than discuss serious issues facing Texas, over the last three weeks, David Dewhurst has lied about the reasons Dan Patrick changed his name, hypocritically deceived about Dan’s financial history, and intentionally misled voters about Dan’s charitable work for a charity for special needs children. Now, he is working with Jerry Patterson to sensationalize a distant period in Dan Patrick’s life when he suffered from exhaustion and depression.


Depression is a serious illness with which many Texans struggle. Dan Patrick has made no secret of this period in his life and has talked about it on the radio. Dan Patrick shared his personal story – the hills and valleys of his life – with his supporters more than a year ago because he knew these attacks would come. Like all of Dewhurst’s attacks on Dan, this period occurred almost 30 years ago.


For David Dewhurst to use a surrogate and attack Dan Patrick over this personal health issue reveals his desperation and utter lack of character. Unfortunately, he learned nothing from the landslide defeat he suffered in the race with Ted Cruz.


Just as we stood with Ted Cruz, we – as conservative grassroots leaders across Texas – stand by our candidate Dan Patrick. We are more resolved than ever to make sure David Dewhurst leaves the Texas State capitol building forever.


The undersigned,


JoAnn Fleming, Executive Director, Grassroots America – We the People PAC

Two-term Chair, Advisory Committee to the TX Legislature’s TEA Party Caucus*

903-360-2858 or 903-894-7204


Michelle Smith – State Director, Concerned Women for America of Texas* 

(972) 835-9506


Ken Emanuelson – Founder, Grassroots Texans Network, Co-founder, Dallas Tea Party *

(469) 363-5808


Katrina Pierson – Founder, Garland TEA Party; Two-term member – Advisory Committee to the TX Legislature’s TEA Party Caucus* (214) 601-6822


Dr. Julie Turner – Texas Patriots PAC, President; Two-term member – Advisory Committee to the TX Legislature’s TEA Party Caucus*   (832) 928-6672


Robin Lennon – Kingwood TEA Party, Co-Founder/President, Two-term member – Advisory Committee to the TX Legislature’s TEA Party Caucus* (832) 748-8036


Jim Lennon – Kingwood TEA Party, Co-Founder* (832) 748-8036


Dawn King – Parker County TEA Party, President* (817) 360-8702


Toni Fabry – Frisco TEA Party, President* (214) 387-0051 


Julie McCarty – NE Tarrant TEA Party, President* (972) 670-7692 


Mike Openshaw – North Texas TEA Party, Co-Founder* (214) 642-9383 


Charles Lingerfelt – North Texas Freedom Rally, Executive Director* (972) 533-3804 


Danny South – Amarillo TEA Party/Protest, Vice-President* (806) 236-9880 


Maggie Wright – Texas Patriots TEA Party, Past-President & Founding Member* (817) 480-3110 


Bill Hussey – Llano TEA Party, Founder* (325) 423.1450 


John Cook – Kaufman TEA Party* (214) 212-8749


Adrian Murray – Co-Founder, Fort Worth 912 Group* (817) 991-9604


Sharon Hall – founding member San Antonio TEA Party;  Two-term member – Advisory Committee to the TX Legislature’s TEA Party Caucus*  (210) 289-7396


Mike Kinzie, Founder, Tea Party


 *Organization Listed for Identification Purposes Only


Where applicable, a political ad paid for by Grassroots America – We the People PAC, PO Box 130012 Tyler, TX 75713.


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