I am writing to tell you about a Republican primary runoff race I am very interested in and encouraged by. My friend, Briscoe Cain, is in a runoff with an incumbent state rep in Texas.
Briscoe took first place with 48% of the vote besting the liberal incumbent by close to 5%.
I am very encouraged by this race for several reasons.
Briscoe is the activist’s activist and a rising star in the conservative legal sphere.
He not only helped defeat the Houston Bathroom Ordinance, but in the last year alone he has fought the left on a number of important issues that affect Life and Religious Liberty:
- Briscoe investigated and obtained the only publicly known financial documents showing Planned Parenthood selling aborted baby parts. (He also exposed four Texas medical schools for using tax dollars to purchase aborted baby parts for research.)
- Briscoe successfully represented two Houston-area teachers that were fired for their Christian faith and refusing to call a 6-year-old girl a boy as required by the girl’s same-sex parents and school administrators.
- Briscoe successfully represented several Texas Police Officers in a case where the city (Beaumont, TX) banned the officers from conducting voluntary Bible studies during their lunch breaks.
- Briscoe advocated for school choice and religious freedom in education by filing the amicus curiae brief on behalf of the U.S. Pastor Counsel at the Texas Supreme Court.
Briscoe’s runoff race is being called “the race to watch” by the Conservative organizations in Texas.
I couldn’t agree more with Michael Quinn Sullivan, president of Empower Texans, who has said that Briscoe Cain “works in the Ted Cruz mode of conservative activism.”
We need Briscoe Cain in the Texas House — and so do the babies! I know he will uncompromisingly fight abortion, defend the innocent, and protect our precious religious liberties in the Texas Legislature.