David Barton's file:

Republican from Texas

David Barton of Aledo, vice chairman of the Republican Party of Texas from 1997 into 2006, is the founder and president of WallBuilders, which describes itself as a national pro-family organization that presents America's forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on our moral, religious and constitutional heritage.

Recent statements involving David Barton

Texas state Reps. Dan Branch and Jim Pitts, lieutenants to House Speaker Joe Straus, “are helping Democrat Ellen Cohen against her Republican challenger, doing events with her in her district.”

Says state Rep. Jim Keffer, a GOP lieutenant to House Speaker Joe Straus, "did mail pieces for Democrat Mark Strama to help him defeat" a Republican.

Says Republican lieutenants to House Speaker Joe Straus “aired radio ads supporting Democrat(ic state Rep.) Mark Homer... helping the Democrat to a narrow win.”

"Powerful Houston Democrats Sylvia Garcia (Democrat county commissioner in Harris County) and Elyse Lanie(r) (wife of the former liberal Democrat mayor Bob Lanier) sponsored a Democrat fundraiser for Speaker (Joe) Straus with numerous Democrat officials and high-ranking union officials."

Recent stories featuring David Barton

Your moment of Zen: The Daily Show lampoons the Texas House :

Comedy Central took on Republicans who called for a Christian conservative to lead the House, prompting us to revisit statements about the speaker’s race.

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