An important note from Congressman Jeb Hensarling

May 12, 2018

Friend,

As I’m sure you know at year’s end I’ll be stepping down as your Congressman. As I exit public life, I’ve had no greater privilege in life than to fight for freedom in the U.S. Congress over the past 15 years — leading the charge against the Wall Street bailout, against wasteful earmarks like the “Bridge to Nowhere,” and to work alongside President Trump to secure our border once and for all. It’s a record that has earned a 97% lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union, and I thank the people of the 5th District for entrusting me with what I consider a sacred trust.

The race to succeed me as your Republican nominee will be settled on May 22nd, and the stakes could not be higher. After taking some time to look at the actual records of Lance Gooden and Bunni Pounds, I was shocked by the contrast.

When Lance Gooden recently told an audience, “I did not run to be a Republican platform value upholder,” his record proves that he meant it.

According to numerous conservative and independent organizations, Lance Gooden consistently ranks among the most liberal GOP House members in Austin. He’s ranked the 5th most liberal Republican in the Texas legislature, and he can’t even qualify for membership in the Texas Conservative Coalition — an organization comprised of the vast majority of his Republican colleagues.

• Gooden aligned with the position of Planned Parenthood and voted to kill legislation that would have banned certain late term abortions.

• Gooden worked to defeat Governor Abbott’s effort to bring relief to
homeowners from what the Governor called “the skyrocketing rise in property taxes.”

• Gooden has received contributions from the AFL-CIO which is
advocating for the Obama DACA program and amnesty.

Fortunately, there is a choice. Bunni Pounds has resided in the 5th Congressional District for over 16 years, and I’ve known her for over a decade. She is a conservative stalwart and a successful small businesswoman. I know her courage and her integrity. I know her commitment to freedom, life, economic opportunity, the 2nd Amendment, and to securing our borders. She will be a champion for our cause like few others.

Furthermore, Bunni has been endorsed by a number of strong conservatives, including Vice President Mike Pence. Vice President Pence endorsed Bunni because he knows she’ll work with him and the president to “Make America Great Again.” In fact, on a recent trip to Dallas the Vice President asked to meet with Bunni specifically to discuss ways she can help advance the Trump agenda. If you have supported me and if you support President Trump and Vice President Pence, don’t be fooled by the conservative words of liberal Lance Gooden. Please support President Trump and Vice President Pence by sending them an ally. On May 22nd, please vote for Bunni Pounds. You’ll be proud you did.

Yours Respectfully,

Jeb Hensarling