|Pro-toll Wentworth, Ames-Jones lie about being anti-toll in debate|
|Written by Terri Hall|
|Tuesday, 31 January 2012|
State Sen. Jeff Wentworth has been the representative for District 25 for two decades and he is looking to run again -- but not without a challenge.
Railroad Commissioner Elizabeth Ames Jones and Dr. Donna Campbell are both looking to take Wentworth’s chair at the state capital.
The three candidates participated in a debate sponsored by the Republican Men’s Club of Bexar County and the San Antonio Tea Party at Paesanos Restaurant on Thursday.
Once again, Wentworth’s conservatism came into question.
"It's not the record of the kind of person who is a reflection of your conservative principles and values," Ames Jones said.
“I’ve never been considered anything but conservative," Wentworth replied.
Campbell, claiming the "outsider" mantra, tried to stay above that fray and went direct.
"When I win the primary, I win the general," Campbell said.
The three candidates agreed on some issues, like no toll roads and getting rid of "ObamaCare."
There was disagreement on the topic of college tuition for illegal immigrants.
"I’m not for subsidizing illegal immigrants in any way shape or form,” Jones pointed out. But that statement was challenged by Wentworth.
"I voted no. Elizabeth Ames Jones, as state rep, voted yes to give tax subsidies to those illegal alien immigrants," Wentworth said.
Once again, Campbell had her own opinion, especially when it came to educating illegal immigrants from K through 12.
“ Does it really make sense to use taxpayer dollars to educate a child that when they graduate they cant legally be hired in our state?" Campbell said.
Still no word on when a primary election might take place since redistricting is still in the courts.
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