"The light of the eyes rejoices the heart,
And a good report makes the bones healthy."
Barely a week ago, former Austin City Council candidate Jay Wiley (full disclosure: Whom we endorsed in that race) announced he was running against incumbent Paul Workman for the Republican nomination in House District 47:
We are concerned about the direction of our nation and state. Though Texas is governing much better than states like California and New York, we missed key opportunities this year.Workman clearly noticed. Since Wiley's announcement he's sent out two fundraising e-mails. This line from Wednesday's e-mail stands out:
In the 2015 legislative session illegal immigration was not even addressed, major union reform was killed, and the most significant pro-life bill of the session was sabotaged when it arrived in the Texas House. We are witnessing a failure of leadership in prioritizing conservative reforms that the grassroots are calling for.
The politicians in Austin are too busy carrying water for special interest groups, while our priorities are ignored.
We have done a lot, but I am running for re-election because there is more to be done. Unfortunately, not everyone shares our vision for Texas and my opponent has wasted no time raising money and attacking me in the press.Bottom line: Paul Workman typically sends 2-3 fundraising e-mails in a year; to send two within a week of his opponent's campaign announcement reveals the degree to which Jay Wiley frightens him.