And as usual there was the polarity between uncompromisingly anti-abortion Texas Right to Life, which backed Harrison, and the centrist and speaker-friendly Texas Alliance for Life, which again endorsed Wray. The average voter may not understand the nuances between the major pro-life advocacy groups, but it does show the ideological/strategic differences that may exist between the top candidates.
Chris Paddie serves as chairman of the highly influential State Affairs Committee. In his time as state representative, he has been consistently endorsed by conservative leaders and organizations such as the Texas Alliance for Life, the National Rifle Association, the Texas Farm Bureau, and many .
In a sign of the desire by Wray’s side to distinguish him as the frontrunner, the pro-Wray Texas Alliance for Life has sent out a er comparing Wray to a scrum of faceless competitors. The er suggests his opponents jumped in the race “at the last minute” to create confusion and cause a runoff that would not fill the seat until after the special session, comparing the alleged obstruction to that of the quorum-breaking House Democrats. The er has especially miffed supporters of Harrison, who did not enter the race at the 11th hour but a few days before the filing dead.
Joe Pojman, founder of the Texas Alliance for Life, has an agenda that he hopes will get traction in the new Congress:
Number one is a complete ban on abortion, The Human Life Protection Act. It would protect unborn babies beginning at fertilization, and it would go into effect when and to the extent that the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.
“Texas has an abundance of pro-life voters, and our goal is to get them excited about the pro-life candidates on the ballot and turn them out to vote,” said Joe Pojman, the executive director of the Texas Alliance for Life. “Voters who are concerned about the life issue are not going to be deterred because of natural disasters or the economy.”
“Genevieve Collins was endorsed by the Texas Alliance for Life and dozens of pro-life leaders from across Dallas while Floyd McLendon can’t name a single pro-life endorsement. Worst of all, Floyd McLendon claims to be tough on border security when he’s admitted openly, multiple times, that he fully supports amnesty for illegal immigrants,” the statement said.