In the race to replace the heroic Susan Combs, Glenn Hegar snags the most important endorsement available:
Texans for Fiscal Responsibility is pleased to endorse Glenn Hegar for Comptroller of Public Accounts.Read the full endorsement here.
Glenn Hegar will lead the fight for transparency, open government, and fiscal responsibility for Texas taxpayers. Texas needs someone who will diligently focus on reforming the problems of government debt and inefficiencies in spending. In his first term in the Texas Senate, Glenn pushed through legislation that allowed the Comptroller’s office to create a simple and searchable online database of state expenditures for Texans to know how and where their tax dollars are being spent. During the 83rd legislative session, Sen. Hegar served as chairman of the Subcommittee on Fiscal Matters (the committee charged with reviewing all state and local revenue matters) and demonstrated a commitment to looking comprehensively at the burden borne by Texas taxpayers.
The is a very important development. The comptroller position is a position that deals with money, and TFR is the most important fiscal conservative organization in Texas. Based on conversations over the past few days, along with this endorsement, we believe that Hegar is the favorite to win this race.
Cahnman's Musings isn't a big fan of Glenn Hegar, but he might be the best of a bad lot in this race; personally, we wish Susan Combs would run again.