Mike Jackson for Congress Texas CD 36 on “Got to Go” List

Mike Jackson, State Senator from the 11th District, wins the first spot on my “Got to Go” list of Texans who should not be elected or re-elected as Representatives or Senators in the upcoming state and federal elections.  Jackson, having recently announced that he will be running for U.S. Congress in the newly created CD-36, spent the last ten years in the Texas House. With his dismal voting record in the House, the last thing Texas needs is to send him to Washington, D.C. to create more havoc by helping to pass laws that infringe upon our liberties at the federal level.

Bi-annually, Texas Eagle Forum puts out a list of  the top conservative Texas Legislators  thanking them for “their commitment to Texas families on both social and economic issues.” You can be quite sure that Jackson never made that list. In fact, when it comes to voting along the lines of a Conservative Republican platform, you can see that he gets a big, fat “F.”

According to Texas Eagle Forum,  Jackson’s scorecard ratings based on his record of voting conservatively are as follows:

  • 2005 – 64%
  • 2007 – 60%
  • 2009 – 48%
  • 2011 – 64%

To give you just a few examples of votes he placed in the 2011 session, Jackson voted against the TSA Anti-Groping Bill (SB 7) designed to help protect our 4th Amendment rights pertaining to unreasonable search, against Government Reform (SB 202) designed to determine the success or failure of newly legislated programs or projects, and against a bill  (SB 14) requiring Photo IDs for voting.

And I’ll throw in another one for good measure just to show you what a nice guy Jackson is. He voted against a bill designed to strengthen cockfighting laws in Texas (HB 335.) Despite Jackson’s effort to the contrary, the roosters of Texas can breathe a sigh of relief. The bill was passed by the Senate and House and signed into law by Perry.

A couple of the bills Jackson voted for is Real ID (SB 9) which would nationalize Texas driver’s licenses and a Statewide Energy Plan (SB 15) which would create -you guessed it!- more bureaucracy.  Thankfully, the ID bill failed to pass the House but The Energy Plan was left pending. Starting to see a pattern emerging? Vote no on bills designed to protect our liberties and create governmental disclosure and yes on bills that are unconstitutional, infringe upon our rights and create more governmental spending.

I also did some research at Follow the Money, a national institute which shows how “money in state politics plays a pivotal role in shaping public policy in individual states and across the nation” and found the records of  Noteworthy Contributors to Jackson’s campaigns. (Click here) What I found was that he accepts money from PACs that are considered strictly Democratic, that he accepts money from PACs involved in the gaming industry and that he has received money from Dean of the Texas Senate John Whitmore who just happens to be the longest serving Democrat in the Texas Senate.

The money trail that is too lengthy for discussion here but very disturbing, to say the least. As I perused the records, I had to ask myself this question: Why would Jackson accept monies from individuals and PACs that certainly don’t ascribe to the Republican Party platform?  Hmmm…maybe because his voting record proves that Mike Jackson doesn’t ascribe to the to the true values of the Republican Party.

Check out his website Mike Jackson for Congress. The first thing you see is a pic of Jackson with a gun slung over his shoulder and the words “Limited Conservative Government” beneath. I got my first laugh of the day. So here’s my shout-out to Mike Jackson: “Hey, Mike – if you’re gonna talk the talk, you better walk the walk.”

Congratulations, Mike Jackson, as the first to make my “Got to Go” list of Texans in politics. You have really, really got to go!

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23 thoughts on “Mike Jackson for Congress Texas CD 36 on “Got to Go” List

  1. Very well written. Lots of good information can tell a lot of time was done researching. Look forward to reading your blogs to come.

  2. WOW! When I read your blog I started doing as Glen Beck suggest that one does their own research. In doing so I came across things that others need to know. Following the money I came across Jackson getting $100s of thousands of dollars from democrat lobbyist, democrat PACs, yellow dog democrat individuals. If one says the contribution of a PAC Constitutional Defense Fund PAC one might think that this is a good PAC that supports our Republican Party platform, think again this PACs treasurer is a former yellow dog Texas state senator and it gets uglier as I continued to do my own research. One needs to ask on what side will Mike stand? Another interesting thing with the follow the money website is that Mike Jackson and James Jackson are one in the same, why would one file under two different names for the same seat? Yeah, I know his legal name is Michael James Jackson but when I look further I now know why he did what he did. Check it out, got to run but will post more later for those that want further research done for them. Have a great day and STOP sending RINOs to office!!!
    Texas has four new congressional seats. Constituents keep sending the same ol same ol up from one office to the other office because in some cases they do not know the voting records of whom they are sending to represent them, they do not question the person commitment to the Republican party platform or the representative commitment to their constituency . Would you send someone to a federal level that has supported Agenda 21 on a state level? Would you send someone to a federal level who has opposed parental authority? What about someone who accepts PAC monies from gaming industries, democrat lobbyists, Merek & Company; who wanted to push vaccinations onto our daughters, labor unions and from such left leaning democrats such as former State Senator Carl Parker (yellow dog democrat, treasurer of the Constitution Defense Fund PAC, giver of every PAC or campaign that is democrat), Dean of the Texas Senate John Whitmire (longest serving democrat in the Texas senate, heck longest serving senator). Gotta ask yourself why Mike Jackson would accept monies from these individuals and PACs without an agenda to help support their causes and not the Republican Party which becomes even more evident when you compare his voting to that of the party platform (it became too overwhelming to continue so I just choose a few things that were in our state platform).

    Eagle Forum is a pro-family organization and puts out scorecards on legislators in taking only the past reports of 2005-2011 Mike Jackson receives an overall average of 59% to most of us if not all that is failing!

  3. Karen, thank you. How do we get this information out to other websites (i.e. RedState) or other conservative blogs? Have a great day.

  4. A real candidate is Colonel Jim Engstrand he is a grassroots Conservative. Farmer, Small Business Man, and War Veteran. He will fight for you. Jim has always been at every public event. Mike Jackson has been absent or non-existent to his constituents at every event. Even the Texas Straw Poll- Mike Jackson was M.I.A. while Jim Engstrand was there talking to the people of Texas and listerning to their concerns.

  5. Good luck with your Got to Go list! I hope you don’t get too discouraged in the process. So many of our representatives in all 50 states with an (R) after their names have got to go! (And that implies that almost everyone with a (D) after name needs to, as well). With 300 million citizens we sure ought to be able to elect better that we’ve got.

  6. Morning Karen, I have been trying to find info on Jacksin no not a typo just finished reading his financial reports and this man has more contributions from bars and “nite clubs” than I have visited in my lifetime anyways I must stay on topic trying to find info regarding any illegal immirgration issue that he supported that would have cost tax payers monies or create another big government arm. Thanks for all that you do and pointing me in the right direction.

  7. Good afternoon, Cindy. I’m glad I could help point you in the right direction. It is important that each one us educate ourselves before we send legislators to Washington or Austin. In the words of Thomas Jefferson “If once the people become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, Judges and Governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions.”

    This is not the time for us to be inattentive. The wolf is at the door.

    • Hey a friend of mine went to a candidate forum in Hardin county and Mike “Jacko” said he was so pro-life that he was the co-sponsor of the sonogram bill in the recent legislative session that passed. I have looked and looked and can not find this to be true so before I officially call “Jacko”, liar, liar pants on fire did I miss something? If it is a lie it just shows how politicans will say and do anything to get elected. Thanks and you have a terrific day 🙂

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