"For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life."
[Update II: Apparently, Rinaldi used the 2014 DMN endorsement in his first campaign ad, which was release this morning. That would explain why it showed up out of the blue on our social media feeds. We've posted the ad below.]
Our First TV Ad
I was proud to fight for our conservative values & be named the most conservative legislator in Texas. The Dallas Morning News was spot on when describing my opponent as the establishment's choice, compared to my conservative record.
Posted by Matt Rinaldi on Monday, December 28, 2015
[Update: We misread the DMN piece and thought it was for 2016. Turns out this was the editorial they wrote for the 2014 race. Considering that the same two people are running in this election, however, everything else we say in this piece is still true.]
LOL, the Dallas Morning News endorses Matt Rinaldi's opponent:
Importantly for his district, [Matt Rinaldi's opponent] displays a deeper, more realistic grasp of the issues, as with his pragmatic approaches to education and transportation funding, compared with the ideologically driven Rinaldi. [Matt Rinaldi's opponent] stands firmly in the GOP’s problem-solving wing, Rinaldi in the Ted Cruz wing. Political theology is a valuable starting point for a candidate, but an actual officeholder needs more to be effective.Read the whole thing here.
Rinaldi, 38, is exceptionally bright and well-spoken but comes out on the wrong side of too many issues for this newspaper, including his opposition to the state’s critical water planning amendment and the eventual compromise on transportation funding. His positions appear heavily influenced by the hard-right Accountability First PAC, which has a hand in a number of races this cycle, although Rinaldi says he doesn’t sanction all of the group’s efforts.
For Republicans, [Matt Rinaldi's opponent], the son of former Lt. Gov. Bill Ratliff, offers a more reasonable, effective option that they would be wise to renew.
Bottom Line: Attacking Matt Rinaldi for being too much like Ted Cruz makes one wonder if the Dallas Morning News is trying to make an in-kind contribution to Matt Rinaldi's campaign (make a real contribution here)....