October Surprise: The surprise is on Mrs. Truitt. Although she pays her consultants well, they have failed her. They told her that she didn’t have to have Tea Party principles in order to brandish the name on her postcards. They told her that the turnout would be small – to focus on targeted multipage mailers personally attacking her opponent. Her hired hands were wrong on all counts.Meanwhile, anti-tax, anti-Truitt precinct chair candidates coalesced throughout the District. Eight of the top ten precincts for voter turnout are affiliated with this movement. The current State Rep. will soon see many of her allies become ex-Precinct chairs. Her last minute mailers are an attempt to maintain some support in a runoff. Too little, too late.
Many of the new precinct chair candidates got out the vote days ago using traditional methods of personal phone calls and knocking on doors. Many of those seeking to oust the pro-Tax, pro-Truitt alliance have walked in the rain and the snow to get the votes. Voters appreciate that effort more than the “Eppstein Special” (her consultant’s term for the overpriced, shiny, garbage bag fillers that they send to voters). Turnout in District 98 will be one of the highest in Tarrant County because of the Tea Party’s grass root efforts. I am happy to be part of it. GOP voters in this District will vote for conservatives, not Republicans.