Young Conservatives of Texas 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. To learn more about YCT, their ratings, or for information on joining, please visit www.YCT.org.
In issuing their endorsement of Ted Cruz YCT Senior Vice Chairman Tony McDonald stated,
“Ted Cruz is the strongest proven conservative we’ve seen in years. Ted Cruz blends passion, principle, and eloquence with a great depth of understanding of the issues. Conservative grassroots activists across Texas are fighting for Ted Cruz because Ted doesn’t just talk about conservative values, he’s been on the front lines, fighting and winning conservative battles, without compromise.”
McDonald noted that many in the establishment want to simply anoint a candidate in the Senate race, but that conservative voters in Texas aren’t buying it and will be heard at the ballot box.
“When the media asked how Scott Brown could serve in ‘Ted Kennedy’s seat,’ he rightfully reminded them that it’s the people’s seat. In the same way, the Senate seat in Texas doesn’t belong to the highest bidder, and just because David Dewhurst can write an enormous personal check doesn’t mean he can buy this race.”
Representative Wayne Christian is currently a board member of the TEA Party Caucus, sitting president of the Texas Conservative Coalition, and in the top third of seniority in the Texas House. Rep. Christian completed the 81st Texas Legislature with a 94 career rating on YCT’s Legislative Ratings, earning his sixth consecutive placement on YCT’s honor roll. At YCT’s 31st Annual state convention in February, Rep. Christian was awarded the group’s coveted “Torch of Freedom” award for his achievements. YCT’s Tony McDonald lauded Rep. Christians conservatism,
“Rep. Wayne Christian brings a wealth of experience, a demonstrated record of principled conservatism, and steady leadership to the Texas Legislature. Conservatives need the leadership Representative Christian provides in the House.”