Why is Susan Todd Pretending to be a Conservative?

Press Releases / April 5, 2012


April 4, 2012

Contact: Tony McDonald, Senior Vice Chairman
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Austin, TX—Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT) endorsed Craig Goldman for State Representative today in House District 97 and questioned his opponent, Susan Todd, on why she was even filed as a Republican. Both Goldman and Todd have filed in the Republican primary in House District 97 to replace Mark Shelton, who is running for the Texas Senate.

On her campaign website, Susan Todd calls herself a “conservative” and claims that she has been an “active Tarrant County Republican Voter since 1980,” said Tony McDonald, YCT Senior Vice Chairman. “But the evidence shows that she is a liberal — a wolf in sheep’s clothing in this race.”

Tarrant County voter records show that Todd has voted in five Democratic Party primaries since 1988. In addition, in 2002, Todd served with the likes of Ann Richards, Sheila Jackson Lee and Eddie Bernice Johnson on a statewide “Women for Sanchez” committee supporting ultra-liberal Tony Sanchez against Governor Rick Perry. Todd also attached her name to a press release calling Governor Perry “an embarrassment to the Governor’s Office.” In the release, she was quoted as saying that she was “sorely disappointed by [Perry’s] lack of judgment as Governor” and that “Mr. Sanchez [would] have [her] vote.”

“Why is Susan Todd claiming to be a ‘conservative?’,” asked McDonald. “She should be open with the voters of District 97 about her involvement in the Democratic Party.”
“Luckily, conservatives in House District 97 have a choice. They have a true conservative in Craig Goldman,” added McDonald. “Craig Goldman is a principled conservative who won’t only talk the talk on the campaign trail, but will walk the walk when he gets to Austin.”

“One unfortunate consequence of the success of the Republican Party in Texas over the past two decades is that even the liberals in this state realize that the real contest, in many districts, is in the Republican primary, not the general election,” said Jeff Morris, YCT State Chairman. “Now we have imposters like Susan Todd pretending to be conservatives in hopes that they can go to Austin and govern like liberals. But the voters are House District 97 will not be fooled. We trust they will elect the true conservative, Craig Goldman.”

Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT) has been promoting conservatism at universities across the Lone Star State for over three decades. The state’s most active political youth organization, YCT is composed of hundreds of members and alumni who participate in the full spectrum of politics. YCT issues the most respected ratings of the Texas legislature and is the only conservative group to have done so without interruption over the past 19 legislative sessions. For an up-to-date list of all of YCT’s endorsements, please visit www.yct.org/endorsements.


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