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District 45: Republicans Aim to Shake Controversy and Reclaim Seat



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Residents of Hays and Blanco Counties have a lot on their plate this election cycle and it begins with The Texas State Representative District 45 seat, headed to a run-off between long-time Hays County resident, Kent “Bud” Wymore IV, a local attorney, and Carrie Isaac, the wife of former Rep Jason Isaac.

The current Representative for District 45 is Democrat Erin Zwiener of Driftwood, who is completing her first term and seeking re-election and is awaiting the winner of this runoff. Zwiener won on the strength of the “Beto Wave,” thanks to Robert Frances O’Roark’s rise in popularity and run against Ted Cruz for United States Senator in 2018. It was Fortuitous for the Republican Party that “Beto” did not win that race because it was very close. The “Beto” movement lost momentum in Texas during the 2020 Presidential Campaign run. “Beto” and his gun-grabbing rhetoric were crushed in the Democrat Presidential Primary and as “Beto” watched his political relevancy fade away it appears as if the Democrat momentum faded with it. With the “Beto Wave” now a distant memory as it swirls down the draining swamp of Trump hating Democrats, the Republicans have a very good chance of recouping this seat provided they choose their candidate wisely.

The first candidate, Carrie Isaac, is an on-again off-again resident of District 45. The Isaac family moved to Hays County shortly before Jason’s run at State Representative and moved out of the District during his last term. The Isaacs then moved back into the District to qualify for Carrie’s campaign, however their residency is somewhat dubious.

Bud Wymore, when asked if he knew if the Isaac family had finally moved into the county, explained the dynamic of the Isaac’s “residency” in District 45. “In March 2019, Jason and Carrie accepted, through a special warranty deed, the transfer of a home in Woodcreek, Texas from longtime family friends of Carrie Isaac’s parents and political donor,” Wymore explained.

“The transfer of the house was on a five-year owner-financed deal with no down payment and no stated monthly payment.” said Wymore who added, “In December of 2019 they extended their lease in Austin on their single-family residential home for another year through December of 2020.” The question is, where is the Isaac family actually living?

Wymore said he knew at the time he launched his campaign that he would be facing Carrie Isaac. As a longtime resident of the district, Wymore said he knew the importance of having a State Representative who is deeply invested in the district. His goal is to take care of the families who live in the District, which includes his own family.

“My family moved here in the early 1980s my dad was a custom homebuilder and my mom was a stay-at-home mom. When the real estate market went belly up, my dad went out of business and took a job in the insurance industry, my mom went back to teaching. She was an elementary school teacher and eventually principle of the public schools in the Hays school district, said Wymore”

“I graduated from the public schools in the Hays School District and eventually I went to Texas State University and worked my way through law school (St. Mary’s University). After doing that, I built my law practice in this community and my wife and I are raising our four kids in the same public schools that I grew up in.” Wymore went on to say he has been “very intentional” about letting people know his home address because this draws a sharp distinction between him and his opponent.

Wymore ideologically has issues with politicians who are flippant about living somewhere other than the District that they are representing. He believes the Representative should have a vested interest along with the voters of the District and that involves actual residency. The arrangement the Isaac’s have with the homeowners and the lease in Austin certainly raises flags as to how vested Carrie Isaac is in District 45 — will she be serving the District or personal and business interests? Voters in Hays and Blanco Counties deserve an answer.

In stark contrast to his runoff opponent, Bud Wymore has lived in District 45 since the early 1980s. During his time in law school, Wymore also served as the Hays County Republican Party Chair, becoming one of the youngest to serve in that capacity in Hays County history. Wymore’s legacy when he stepped down as Party Chair is that he successfully pulled the county’s Republican Party out of the financial strife he walked into when he took over the role and brought it back to prosperity. Wymore, practices law out of The Wymore Law Firm in Hays County and is still involved heavily in the Hays County Republican Party and currently serves as its General Counsel.

If the Republicans are going to successfully regain this seat, they will need a candidate who is both transparent and vested in the community. Bud Wymore does not have character or logistical issues the jury is obviously out on Carrie Isaac. This gives Wymore the advantage by affording him the ability to speak only on the issues surrounding District 45 without personal attacks which appear to have some merit. The Democrats in Hays and Blanco Counties must be licking their proverbial chops hoping for Carrie Isaac to be the opponent in order to exploit the problematic personal, political and business interactions regarding her husband’s campaign, the family residency, and her non-profit organization and other non-profit organizations which, on the surface, seem to be extensions of her campaign.

Jason Isaac was Representative from 2011-2019, and instead of running for State Representative, again, he opted to run for Congress a race he did not win. While Jason served as State Rep, questions arose regarding his decision to spend his campaign resources on their Austin residence which was serving as their primary residence and located very near the private school their son attended at a time when the legislature was not in session.

Carrie Isaac is the head of the Digital Education and Work Initiative of Texas (aka DEWIT), a non-profit organization supposedly aimed at connecting disabled veterans among others to jobs. According to tax filings, DEWIT over $250,000 in 2018 but, of that amount, a stipend of $1,200 was given as a stipend to Veterans and $63,750 was spent on “Contractors” which turned out to be none other than its Executive Director, Carrie Isaac.

To further complicate matters, the 2018 Tax filing for DEWIT had “No” checked in the box with the question of whether any officer, director, trustee or key employee has a family relationship or business relationship with any other officer, director, trustee or key employee. Clearly, this was not true either, because two members of the Board are connected to Alegion, who by Carrie Isaac’s own admission DEWIT had partnered with, and was the only company listed that had actually hired a veteran, the others Isaac divulged could not be mentioned for confidentiality reasons according to Isaac.

One of the Board Members of DEWIT, who is also an investor in Alegion is Robert “Hank” Seale. He not only is reportedly responsible for donating the more than $250,000 to DEWIT, but he also is a substantial campaign donor to Isaac — Seale has given more than $20,000 to her campaign. Seale was also a substantial campaign donor to Jason Isaac for the eight (8) years Jason was Representative.

Daniel Borochoff, who serves as President of CharityWatch, a national charity watchdog organization. In an interview with the Austin American Statesman, Borochoff said he believes that this type of relationship puts board members in the position of being influenced by campaign donations.

“They ought to seek out more board members,” said Borochoff, “so they can have more impartial board members, so they can work toward the best interest of the organization rather than their own personal interest.”

This isn’t to say that there will be any preferential treatment given to Seale or Alegion, but to the average person these issues certainly do not pass the proverbial smell test, and Carrie Isaac has too many of these type relationships that are questionable if nothing else. The concerns over the questionable actions goes beyond DEWIT, or the mendacious answer on the DEWIT tax return, or the Isaac donors, the questionable decisions made by the Isaac’s goes even further back to Jason Isaac and his controversial use of campaign funds.

The question of misuse of campaign funds by Carrie Isaac’s husband Jason was raised in an article by Cyndy Barton & Anita Miller, Hays Free Press published on December 4, 2019. In the article, Attorney Eric Opiela, a Republican, seemed to question the legality of Isaac’s expenditures, though the Democrat attorney Buck Wood said he did not see a problem. Opiela, who also served for a time as the state Republican Party’s Executive Director, questioned the legality of the Isaacs’ use of campaign funds for Jason’s apartment home in southwest Austin, In Opiela’s opinion, it comes down to intent. Did Jason Isaac intend the apartment to support his official work as the representative, or was it for personal use? On March 29, 2018, Jason Isaac announced on his Twitter account that he had taken a new job in Austin as president of a public policy organization. Jason Isaac stated he was “eager to get to work expanding [the organization].”

It was only eight days after that tweet that Jason Isaac spent the campaign funds to purchase the apartment in Austin. “Just because you list something as an officeholder expense on a finance report doesn’t make it one. The facts here certainly have the appearance of using campaign funds for personal use rather than the performance of one’s duties as a public official,” Opiela told the Hays Free Press.

“Residency questions are difficult to prove as a matter of state law,” explained Opeila. “It’s easy to claim to reside in a district without actually living there. It’s not so easy to have a candidate disqualified from the ballot.”

“I think the conventional wisdom at the outset was that my opponent had name ID and would get more institutional money. But we had both raised about $150,000 total about a week before early voting started,” said Wymore, adding that based on their polling numbers, he was in the lead at that time. “At that point, there was a group called American Federation for Children based out of California, who in early January of 2020, created a new nonprofit corporation in Texas called Texas Federation for Children. One single individual out of California donated half a million dollars to that organization. Texas Federation for children then proceeded to spend several hundred thousand dollars in my race on behalf of Carrie Isaac. They ran daily TV ads, radio ads and sent out direct mail pieces and in the parts of the County that I had not vigorously walked you could see my lead begin to decimate.”

The influx of several hundred thousand dollars by one California based non-profit Organization with a Texas name, and a California donor was not enough to win Carrie Isaac the nomination, but it certainly has added another red flag to a campaign that had too many as it was. Wymore, is not the win at all cost type of candidate – but he is a winner, nonetheless, and as more voters familiarize themselves with this race, it is safe to say when the controversy is shaken from this election tree, it won’t be Wymore who falls.





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U.S. Politics

Anna Paulina Luna: Discipline, Duty, and a Commitment to Country Before Politics



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Anna Paulina Luna, a conservative political activist and Air Force veteran, is running for US Congress in 2020 for Florida’s 13th Congressional district against incumbent Democrat Rep. Charlie Crist, whose current term ends on January 3, 2021. Luna is on the ballot in the general election on November 3, 2020. She advanced from the Republican primary on August 18, 2020.

Raised by a single mother of three in the low-income neighborhoods of Southern California, Luna grew up in a life of poverty as the daughter of an absentee father who struggled with drug addiction. The challenges Luna faced during her childhood did not stop her from wanting to aim high, fight, and win. At just nineteen years of age, she made the bold decision to enlist in the United States Air Force. Serving in the military helped Luna develop strength and courage. It also provided the structure she lacked in her early family life, and it enabled her to earn a steady income to support her family financially and to seek professional help for her father. Luna has spoken of the humility she gained while in the Air Force from working closely with people from all walks of life toward a common goal. She thanks her military experience for her success in life today.

Additionally, Luna was able to attend college through her military service and earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of West Florida. She had always dreamed about becoming a doctor so she could help support her family and accomplish her ultimate goal of opening a clinic for low-income patients. When she was accepted into medical school, a doctor and mentor told Luna she could help more people in politics than as a doctor because she would have a bigger impact on people’s health care through legislation. As a result, Luna turned down the opportunity to attend medical school because she feared the direction the country was headed. She decided at that moment to put aside ten years of effort in becoming a doctor to instead serve her country by entering the ring in what could be the fight of her life—defeating an incumbent, entrenched democrat in the world of politics.

Sought out by PragerU and Turning Point USA, Anna Paulina Luna is a fast learner who has soaked in facts, statistics, and policies while quickly developing public speaking skills and amassing a large number of contacts, supporters, and channels to create her path to Washington.


If elected, Luna will do the following:

  • Solidify and expand conservative outreach to Hispanics and or/Latinos nationally
  • Advocate for the national reciprocity of concealed carry gun permits
  • Bring back school choice and return control of education to the states
  • Advocate for completing the border wall and securing America’s border


Luna’s commitment to her country is represented by the oath she took to defend the United States Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. She believes there is no greater honor than to serve your country- in fact, she shared with Politifix News that serving her country was an honor, not an obligation. She further stated that by serving her country, she was also serving humanity as a whole.

Luna is concerned that our country’s freedoms are slowly being dismantled by left-wing politicians who wish to strip Americans of their individual freedoms in their ultimate quest for greater power and control. She believes that government should be limited—not expanded. To Luna, limiting the power of government prevents excessive control over people’s freedoms, actions, and lives.

In Luna’s own words, “Our constitutional rights as Americans aren’t secure if they are continuously being violated by politicians who only wish to extend their political power over Americans’ individual freedoms.”

Luna sees herself as a non-politician—one not controlled by special interests but who cherishes the opportunity to serve her district as well as her country once more. She’s ready to fight for our “God-given rights,” as she boldly expressed. Overcoming significant obstacles during her early years made her want to keep fighting, not just for herself but also for others.

Luna is a fighter. She’s focused, committed, and resilient. She will not give up and will always fight for what is right.


For more information on Anna Paulina Luna and to support her run for Congress, please visit her official webpage.


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Meet TX Congressional Candidate: Fabian Cordova Vasquez



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Fabian Cordova Vasquez is a Texas native and third generation Hispanic American. He is running for election to the U.S. House to represent Texas’ 33rd Congressional District. He is on the ballot in the general election on November 3, 2020 and is running against incumbent Democrat Marc Veasey. Veasey’s current term ends on January 3, 2021. Vasquez identifies himself as a God fearing, conservative Christian not controlled by special interests, compelled by a higher calling to serve. He is running on a conservative platform of faith, family and freedom.

Vasquez has gained recognition for his charitable work with his local community through actively serving the homeless through his local church, Refuge Church Fort Worth, TX. The Vasquez campaign committee stands by their campaign motto, “We Get To Serve!”

Vasquez shared with Politifix news how government dependency is currently an issue plaguing Americans today. To him government dependency programs take away from an individual’s potential to thrive on their own merits.

“It is our responsibility as Christians to be generous and to want to help others. It is not the government’s responsibility to force us to be generous to help others. This is what liberals get wrong,” stated Vasquez.

Vasquez expressed with Politifix News how Christianity is currently under attack and that the very survival of Christianity today will depend on the spiritual strength of “true-believers.”

“We live in a hostile and chaotic culture that glorifies sin. Christians should fight as hard for religious liberty as they do for political expression” expressed Vasquez.

Abortion is a controversial topic amongst Republicans and Democrats. Vasquez stated that abortion itself is “diabolical,” and should not be encouraged.


“It’s murder! Plain and simple.” exclaimed Vasquez.


To Vasquez the life of an innocent child should be protected at all costs. Although, Vazquez is sympathetic to cases in which rape and incest are involved, he stated they make up approximately 1% of reasons listed for getting an abortion in the U.S. and should not be the to go argument to justify the “slaughter,” of the other 99% of abortion cases.

“Abortion is not the pathway to the healing process and it should not be encouraged. Rape survivors need compassion and support not abortion” stated Vasquez.

“As a country that stands for freedom for all, Christians should not have to continue to be told to keep their personal convictions silent. If you’re not willing to stand up and fight for what you believe in then you’re only inviting more persecution and amplifying evil,” expressed Vasquez.

Vasquez shared the following bible verse with Politifix News:


1 Timothy 6:12 ESV


“Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”


For more information on Fabian Cordova Vasquez visit his webpage


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Meet Luke Negron: The Young Wolf of Politics Discusses BLM and Police Brutality





Luke Negron is a conservative political activist and Air Force veteran, running for election to the U.S. House to represent Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District against incumbent Democrat Michael Doyle. He is on the ballot for the general election on November 3, 2020. Negron identifies himself as a non-politician, one not controlled by special interests and who seeks to restore law and order if elected to congress.

Politifix News interviewed Negron on the latest riots in the wake of the death of George Floyd and how they have caused tensions amongst the black community and law enforcement. Negron expressed that he is sympathetic towards the emotions of the black community in regards to police brutality but he condemns the riots and looting being perpetrated by BLM supporters.

Negron stated the following with Politifix News:

“It is important to distinguish against the idea of “black lives matter,” and the black lives matter organization. The organization itself is a Marxist organization, who manipulate the emotions of minorities to advance their own politically motivated agenda. Of course black lives matter, no one is saying that they don’t.”

Negron argued how defunding law enforcement will only embolden criminals to target the most vulnerable. He mentioned how the most recent Gallup poll concluded that 81% of Black Americans & 83% of Hispanic Americans don’t want less police presence despite protesters, but instead want more police.

Negron expressed with Politifix News how police brutality is abhorrent and those that dishonor their oath to protect and serve should be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. However, defunding police departments in cities with the highest crime rates will only hurt black and brown lives – not improve them. He proposes innovative police training which entails three policy ideas:

1) Universal body cams: The public is protected against abuses of power and the police are protected against false claims that could hurt their career. Negron wants universal body cams in every department.

2) Police chiefs should be elected not appointed: Negron claims that unlike a sheriff, a chief is appointed by a mayor and thus when their officers do wrong, the chief doesn’t suffer an immediate consequence from the public. If elected, the chief would have to answer to the public and if they aren’t doing a good job serving the public, they stand to lose their job.

Negron further added that many of the chiefs in cities with the highest crime rates are appointed by democrat mayors and tend to run the department with the mayor’s agenda. An elected chief would have to answer directly to the voting public instead of just the mayor that hired them.

3) Nationwide registry of police disciplinary records: Negron stated a data base should be established so that a law enforcement officer fired or forced to leave one city can’t simply move to another city and be back on the streets. Citizens and police departments would be made aware of a police officer’s disciplinary record regardless of new location.

Negron expressed how school choice can reduce the criminality issue that currently exists within most inner cities where minorities tend to reside the most.

“Parents should have the option of what school they wish their children to attend,” argued Negron. According to Negron school choice will not only increase parental satisfaction but it will ultimately benefit the child. Research has shown that school choice has been proven to lead to higher graduation rates which in return helps a child advance in life.

Politifix News questioned Negron on how politicians can strengthen the relationship with law enforcement and minority communities.

“Having police officers chosen who are specifically equipped to work with communities they are familiar with can help with building and strengthening relationships. Having police officers that are familiar with the community and having that same community familiar with the police officers patrolling their area is key. A police officer no longer becomes just a man or woman in a blue uniform but rather a trusted and known individual within the community,” expressed Negron. 

Negron agrees with the sentiment that black lives matter, those lives including unborn black children, black lives taken by other black lives, and black lives in blue uniforms. However, a movement that is selective on which black lives they choose to be outraged over is a movement he can’t and won’t support.


For more information on Luke Negron visit his webpage:






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