American Independent: Dan Crenshaw calls endorsements 'meddling.' Here are 17 times he 'meddled'
HOUSTON, Texas -- On Monday, President Barack Obama endorsed TX-02 Democratic nominee Sima Ladjevardian — and within hours, Congressman Dan Crenshaw was already making a fool of himself by accusing the former president of “meddling” in his election. We’ll let the American Independent take this one.
By Josh Israel
August 4, 2020
When Obama does it, it's 'meddling.' When Dan Crenshaw does it, it's fine.
Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) complained on Monday that former President Barack Obama was interfering in local politics by endorsing Crenshaw's opponent in the race for his House seat.
"Obama is now meddling in races across Texas, including mine. His goal? Help Democrats spread the most radical agenda in a century. He's no moderate. Neither are his candidates," Crenshaw tweeted. He highlighted Obama's endorsement of Democrat Sima Ladjevardian in the district he currently represents as well as other candidates across the country.
But Crenshaw has a long record of offering similar "meddling" on behalf of other Republican candidates and gratefully accepting it for himself. He has endorsed candidates in an array of races, including many Republicans running outside of Texas.
Crenshaw's endorsements include:
Sept. 9, 2019: Crenshaw endorsed Fiona McFarland for a Florida state House seat.
Oct. 12, 2019: Crenshaw endorsed Tony Gonzales in Texas' 23rd Congressional District.
Oct. 21, 2019: Crenshaw endorsed Jeanne Ives in Illinois' 6th Congressional District.
Dec. 4, 2019: Crenshaw endorsed Jason Church in Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District.
Dec. 9, 2019: Crenshaw endorsed Texas state Rep. Sam Harless for reelection.
Jan. 20, 2020: Crenshaw endorsed August Pfluger in Texas' 2nd Congressional District.
Jan. 21, 2020: Crenshaw endorsed Nick Freitas in Virginia's 7th Congressional District.
Jan. 29, 2020: Crenshaw endorsed Daniel Gade for U.S. Senate in Virginia.
Feb. 18, 2020: Crenshaw endorsed Rep. Kay Granger for reelection in Texas' 12th Congressional District.
Feb. 20, 2020: Crenshaw endorsed Mike Garcia in California's 25th Congressional District.
Feb. 21, 2020: Crenshaw endorsed Jesse Jensen in Washington's 8th Congressional District.
March 5, 2020: Crenshaw endorsed Lynne Blankenbeker in New Hampshire's 2nd Congressional District.
April 7, 2020: Crenshaw endorsed Alek Skarlatos in Oregon's 4th Congressional District.
May 1, 2020: Crenshaw endorsed Derrick Van Orden in Wisconsin's 3rd Congressional District.
May 8, 2020: Crenshaw endorsed Peter Meijer in Michigan's 3rd Congressional District.
May 27, 2020: Crenshaw endorsed Lisa Song Sutton in Nevada's 4th Congressional District.
July 21, 2020: Crenshaw endorsed Tiffany Shedd in Arizona's 1st Congressional District.
In addition to offering his "meddling" in those races, Crenshaw has also highlighted endorsements he has received. His website notes that he has been backed in his campaigns by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, former Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), and members of the Texas House Freedom Caucus.
Sima Ladjevardian (SEE-ma LAHJ-ee-VAR-DEE-un) is a lawyer, a mother of two, a breast cancer survivor, and a political activist who has called Houston home for more than 30 years. After fleeing the political upheaval of the Iranian Revolution, her family immigrated to the United States for their shot at the American Dream. Eventually settling in Houston, Sima has become a local leader in cross-cultural dialogue, bringing Texans of all backgrounds and faiths together for social justice. As an activist, she has worked tirelessly to turn Texas blue and elect candidates up and down the ballot — all while serving senior roles in Beto O’Rourke's senate and presidential campaigns. She has been recognized by the University of Houston for her tireless philanthropic and nonprofit work in the community, and she is fueled by the desire to fight for quality, affordable health care, justice, and unity in the United States Congress.
Sima has been added to DCCC’s Red to Blue Program and endorsed by EMILY’s List, Congressional Black Caucus PAC, BOLD PAC, End Citizens United, Planned Parenthood, AFL-CIO, AAPI Victory Fund, AAA Fund, Emgage PAC, Giffords PAC, Brady PAC, Texas American Federation of Teachers, President Barack Obama, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Cory Booker, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, former US Senate/presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, former Sec. of HUD/presidential candidate Julían Castro, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia, and Congresswoman Katie Porter.