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TX Politics Heats Up! Lisa Fritsch, Tea Party Black Woman, Runs For Guv

They do things big in Texas, so when a conservative black woman tosses her hat in the ring for governor, Texans stand up, notice and signal change for the rest of the nation. Lisa Fritsch, a popular former radio show host and noted conservative Texan Tea Party activist is making growing political waves in her bid to take out current Attorney General Greg Abbott in the Republican primary for governor.

Fritsch is part of a growing number of black conservatives vying for elected office across the nation like Charles Lollar of Maryland who is running for the GOP nomination to challenge House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md, according to Fox News.

Then there was of course Mia Love, who electrified the National Republican Convention in 2012 with her speech, according to the Huffington Post. Love, mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, is a Mormon, Tea Party favorite and appears poised to run against current Democrat congressman Jim Matheson.

Lisa Fritsch, Charles Lollar and Mia Love all embody the clarity of spirit and purpose that has awakened a resurgence of conservative values in others. They openly reject failed liberalism and embrace freedom and liberty and Christian values long held and deep in their fore-father’s bones for generations since President Lincoln.

Many have likened Lisa Fritsch’s run for the governorship of Texas as a long shot that will possibly fall markedly short of the goal line. But Fritsch is undeterred about the long shot notions being tossed around and instead embraces her reliance on her own background and experience.

According to the New York Times, Fritsch reaches into the seven generation roots she has in Texas to strengthen her resolve, she stated, “What if Davy Crockett had said, ‘How could we compete with the Mexican Army at the Alamo?’ ” She said. “Should they have given up? Absolutely not.”

What is remarkable is the generations of so-called liberal leaders who are ever ready to tear apart aspiring Americans leaders like Fritsch who embraces their conservatism. The Al Sharptons and Jesse Jacksons and other poverty pimps poison the well.

If the nation has yet to recognize her name, Tea Party members all across the great state of Texas certainly have. It is not an accident that in a recent poll taken by the Tea Party in the state capitol, Fritsch was the top GOP vote getter last week, according to the New York Times.

This was certainly not an accident. She has worked with the Tea Party and in her book Obama, Tea Parties and God: What it means to be a an American, a Conservative and a Christian, which was published in 2012, she pointed out that “Obama took tens of millions of delusional lovers with him and left us all in a doleful haze of what could have been.

When one considers that it was the strength and fortitude of the hundreds of thousands of Tea Party members and leaders all across Texas that catapulted Ted Cruz in his successful U.S. Senate bid in 2012, can Fritsch be far behind him in elective office?

Consider the journey of recent Tea Party candidates of color who are not just supported but openly embraced by the Tea Party all across the nation. It is a revolution of thought, of faith, of values that are color-blind and deeply held in the very fabric of members of the Tea Party movement in America that moves a person like Lisa Fritsch to be a part of this noble revolution.

Guided by her mother’s words and conservative values she proudly quoted her mother to an Austin, Texas audience, “I would rather us starve, before I let someone trap us in a system that robs us of our dignity to take care of ourselves,” according to the Statesman.

On the other side of the aisle, abortion proponent Democrat State Senator Wendy Davis, is considered the likely successful gubernatorial candidate to face the Republican contender in the general election. She is known around the country for her 12 hour filibuster of the successful abortion restrictions law which outlaws abortions after 20 weeks in Texas.

For a woman who was raised by a single parent and discovered her conservative roots as a young child, this conservative black woman is poised to take on Attorney General Greg Abbott who is the current leader in the polls, because Texas is known for fielding long shots winners, just ask Senator Cruz.

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Kevin Fobbs

Kevin Fobbs has more than 35 years of wide-ranging experience as a community and tenant organizer, Legal Services outreach program director, public relations consultant, business executive, gubernatorial and presidential appointee, political advisor, widely published writer, and national lecturer. Kevin is co-chair and co-founder of AC-3 (American-Canadian Conservative Coalition) that focuses on issues on both sides of the border between the two countries.