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This attack ad was out of bounds

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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 12:00 am

Justice of The Peace Jim Schweitzer, a candidate in the GOP primary, made a presentation to the Galveston school board in 2010 in which he quoted some of the language of unruly students. He was making the point that increased security was needed and was protesting plans to cut the budget of the school district’s police force.

Jason O’Brien may be a Republican but that does not allow him to pimp out the Republican brand or engage in untrue attack ads in the finest tradition of Jason Murray and Chris Dupuy.

O’Brien’s latest mailer references a Galveston Independent School District board of trustee’s meeting.

We served on the school board at the time Mr. O’Brien references in his latest mailer. It saddens us to see a Republican campaign on untrue attacks rather than on qualifications and vision.

Mr. O’Brien damages the Republican brand in order to achieve individual glory. That is not the act of someone qualified for a leadership role.

My fellow Republicans, please do not elect another unqualified Republican to a position of responsibility. The Republican brand was tarnished by the elections of Dupuy and Murray.

Let’s learn from our mistakes. Vote for a man of character. Vote for Jim Schweitzer.