TMA’s Candidates

If you don’t vote in Texas, you can skip this one with a clear conscience.

medicine friendly candidates
OK, so you’ve been aching to ask: What Texas Candidates are endorsed by the Texas Medical Association? Trick question, None! However, now that they have their own PAC, TEXPAC has some endorsements. (Click the little pic for a much bigger pic; it’s clipped from a PDF file).

So, if you’re like me and have no idea who to vote for for some of these contests, here’s who Texas Medicine thinks would be just swell. I know you do care, because Texas voters beat all expectations and passed Prop 12, which puts statutory limits on noneconomic damages. (This has not resulted in the wholesale demise of patients at the hands of uncaring physicians, as was predicted by its detractors).

Anyway, I have no personal knowledge of any of these people running for office. Just thought you should know.


  1. Sorry to disappoint the TMA, but some on that list went UA and collected paychecks while refusing to allow the gov. to work when a lot of Texans were looking for work. I was really pissed about those shenannigans, and am going to voice my feelings through trying to vote those slackers out of office.
    but thanks for the heads-up regardless.

  2. I think that’s a valid strategy, too. However, where docs typically get killed is in the courts, and specifically the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court.

    So, if you were to vote the “medical issue” where it counts the most, those two contests are the biggest bang for the buck.