Breaking Down Gun Rights Victories in the 2024 Republican Primary

March 7, 2024 

Texas Gun Rights is thrilled to announce the victory of 26 pro-gun  candidates during the recent Republican primary election. These significant wins highlight the power of grassroots activism and the unwavering commitment of Texans to safeguard their constitutional rights.

The success of these candidates is a direct result of your outstanding support. Despite the obstacles posed by the establishment gun lobby’s defense of incumbents who have compromised on gun rights, your votes made a decisive impact. TXGR and TXGR PAC was on the frontline, ensuring the voices of pro-gun Texans were heard, utilizing every tool at our disposal from direct mail to digital campaigns to expose the anti-gun actions of incumbent politicians.

However, our fight is far from over!

19 races are now heading to a crucial runoff on May 28. Among those facing this next challenge are TXGR PAC-endorsed champions like Brandon Herrera, Jace Yarbrough, David Covey, Katrina Pierson, Andy Hopper, David Lowe, Keresa Richardson, A.J. Louderback, and Cheryl Bean.

These individuals have pledged their dedication to protecting our right to bear arms, and they need our continued support to overcome the final hurdle in their election campaigns.

And Texas Gun Rights will continue exposing the anti-gun actions of candidates during the runoff so pro-gun Texans understand exactly who is trying to represent them in elected office.

This moment is crucial for the future of gun rights in Texas, and every contribution counts. Whether it’s $100, $50, $25, or even $10, your donation will bolster our efforts to educate voters and champion pro-Second Amendment candidates across the state.

If we want to make gun rights a winning issue come November — and continue taking Joe Biden’s gun control agenda head-on — identifying pro-gun candidates in the Republican Primary runoff must happen NOW.

Our commitment is to provide Texans with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions at the polls, advocating for no compromises and a refusal to back down in the face of opposition.

Thank you for your support!

For Texas and Liberty,

Chris McNutt

President, Texas Gun Rights

P.S. Here is the breakdown of pro-gun Republican Primary victories below:

26 pro-gun victories (21 TXGR PAC-Endorsed wins, 5 wins w/ pro-gun survey return):

Statewide

Presiding Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals: David Schenk (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)
Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 7 Gina Parker (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)
Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 8 Lee Finley (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)

Congress

CD 26
Brandon Gill 58.4% (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)
Scott Armey 14.5%

State Legislative

HD 2
Brent Money 56.9% (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)
Jill Dutton Incumbent 43.1%

HD 10 – Uncontested
Brian Harrison (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)

HD 15
Steve Toth 67.9% (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)
Skeeter Hubert 32.1%

HD 18:
Janis Holt 53.1% (pro-gun survey)
Ernest Bailes Incumbent 39.1%

HD 26
Matt Morgan 53.8% (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)
Jacey Jetton Incumbent 38.6%

HD 53
Wes Virdell 60.5% (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)
Hatch Smith 39.5%

HD 55
Hillary Hickland 53.1% (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)
Hugh D. Shine Incumbent 39.5%

HD 56
Pat Curry 58.1% (pro-gun survey)
Devvie Duke 41.9% (pro-gun survey)

HD 60
Mike Olcott 63.4% (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)
Glenn Rogers Incumbent 36.6%

HD 62
Shelley Luther 53.4% endorsed (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)
Reggie Smith Incumbent 46.6%

HD 65
Mitch Little 50.7% (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)
Kronda Thimesch Incumbent 49.3%

HD 80
Don McLaughlin Jr. 57.9% (pro-gun survey)
JR Ramirez 2,836 25.8%

HD 93 – Uncontested
Nate Schatzline (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)

HD 94 – Uncontested
Tony Tinderholt (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)

HD 119
Brandon J. Grable 56.1% (pro-gun survey)
Dan Sawatzki 43.9%

HD 121
Marc LaHood 53.9% (pro-gun survey)
Steve Allison Incumbent 38.9%

HD 122 – Uncontested
Mark Dorazio (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)

HD 128
Briscoe Cain Incumbent 70.2% (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)
Bianca Gracia 29.8%

County Sheriff

Bexar County Sheriff: Nathan Buchanan (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)

Judge

Tarrant County, Criminal District Court #2: William Knight (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)

Republican County Chair

  • Dallas County: Lt. Colonel Allen West (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)
  • Williamson County: Michelle Evans (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)

19 Runoffs (9 TXGR PAC-Endorsed candidates in runoff and 2 opportunity runoffs w/ a pro-gun survey candidate facing a non-survey return candidate,):

CD 7
Kenneth Omoruyi 44.5%
Caroline Kane 23.6% (pro-gun survey)

CD 12
Craig Goldman 44.4%
John O’Shea 26.4% (pro-gun survey)

CD 23
Tony Gonzales Incumbent 45.4%
Brandon Herrera 24.2% (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)

CD 29:
Christian V. Garcia 44.3%
Alan Garza 30.0%

CD 32
David Blewett 43.3%
Darrell Day 40.3%

CD 35
Michael Rodriguez 27.1%
Steven Wright 24.6%

SD 30
Brent Hagenbuch 36.5%
Jace Yarbrough 33.9% (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)

HD 1
Gary VanDeaver Incumbent 45.5%
Chris Spencer 43.1%

HD 12
Trey Wharton 35%
Ben Bius 32.7%

HD 21
David Covey 46.3% (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)
Dade Phelan Incumbent Speaker of the House 43.2%

HD 29
Jeffrey Barry 48.4%
Alex Kamkar 44.1%

HD 30
Jeff Bauknight 42.1%
A.J. Louderback 40.5% (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)

HD 33
Katrina Pierson 39.5% (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)
Justin Holland Incumbent 38.7%

HD 44
Alan Schoolcraft 10,910 48.1%
John Kuempel Incumbent 45.0%

HD 58
Helen Kerwin 48.9%
DeWayne Burns Incumbent 41.2%

HD 61
Keresa Richardson 38.7% (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)
Frederick Frazier Incumbent 32.6%

HD 64
Andy Hopper 46.7% (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)
Lynn Stucky Incumbent 10,875 43.3

HD 91
Stephanie Klick Incumbent 48.1%
David Lowe 46.1% endorsed (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)

HD 97
Cheryl Bean 49.6% (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)
John McQueeney 29.7%

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