Website Launched Criticizing State Rep

State Rep. Craig Goldman
State Rep. Craig Goldman | Image by Craig Goldman/Facebook

An unnamed entity has reportedly created a website listing instances in which State Rep. Craig Goldman has voted against GOP values.

Domain lookup websites indicate that the owner of TheRealCraigGoldman.com has been “redacted for privacy.” The highlighted points on the website show that they are paid for by the Citizens for Election Truth.

Goldman (R-Fort Worth) faces John O’Shea in a runoff in the Republican primary in May for Texas’ 12th Congressional District. The district is currently held by Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX), who announced last year that she would not seek re-election.

“Craig Goldman’s record and failure to represent conservative values is something that concerns many of us. As a politician, it is essential to uphold the values that you have promised to your constituents. However, Goldman has continuously voted against conservative values and has aligned himself with liberal politicians and groups. Our mission is to expose these truths and bring to light the discrepancies in his record,” the website states.

The site lists specific instances in Goldman’s voting record, including source links. It says that Texans for Fiscal Responsibility graded Goldman an “F,” with a score of 52, and Texas Right to Life graded Goldman a “D,” with a score of 68. A search of the Texas Right to Life website shows that Goldman was graded 68 in 2021, but his 2023 grade was 73, a “C.”

According to the website, Goldman:

  • Voted to impeach AG Ken Paxton
  • Supported Democratic control of the Texas House
  • Did not support barring unlawful migrants from voting
  • Opposed term limits

Young Conservatives of Texas gave Goldman a “D” grade, according to the website.

As previously reported by The Dallas Express, Goldman is reportedly named on the host committee for an upcoming fundraiser for Speaker of the House Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont), potentially violating campaign finance law.

Federal Election law makes it illegal for candidates running for federal office to get involved in non-federal campaign fundraiser events unless a disclaimer has been posted. Texas Scorecard reported that this disclaimer was not present on an invitation to the event. The publication also reported that host levels for the event appear to far exceed the federal limit imposed on federal candidates raising funds for non-federal races.

One of Goldman’s donors, Eric Fox, was also apparently caught on video stealing a campaign sign at a poll site last month during primary election season. Fox donated $3,300 to Goldman’s campaign on November 16, 2023.

The Dallas Express reached out to Goldman for comment on the creation of the site and the fundraiser for Phelan but did not receive a response.

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