Is Craig Eiland trying to sneak a Democrat into House District 23?

And no, I’m not talking about Judge Susan Criss on the Democratic side of the ballot. I’m talking about Robert David “Bob” Senter, who is running in the Republican Primary against solid Republican Wayne Faircloth. Let’s take a look at the voting history of both candidates.

First Bob Senter:

Bob Senter voting hisotry.

Bob Senter voting hisotry.

As you can see, the first time Bob Senter voted in a primary was 2008 – what are the odds that he voted for Barack Obama?

Now let’s look at Wayne Faircloth’s voting history:

Wayne Faircloth voting history

Wayne Faircloth voting history

Now that is what you call a “Hard Republican” voter.

But wait! There’s more! Let’s take a look at Bob Senter’s campaign treasurer, Georgia Ann Meyer’s voting history.

Bob Senter's treasurer Georgia Meyer's voting history

Bob Senter’s treasurer Georgia Meyer’s voting history

Hmm. Looks like a duck, walks like a duck, it is probably a Democrat, right?

Now let’s take a look at Bob Senter’s campaign finances. Over 40% of his total contributions, excluding those from Austin PAC’s, comes from Democrats or Independent voters.

Bob Senter Campaign Contributions by voter type

Bob Senter Campaign Contributions by voter type

I’ve created a table of his contributions, again, excluding Austin PAC’s.

DateLast NameFirst NameAmountPartyCity
01/23/14BoixJose$150Hard DemocratTexas City
01/16/14MaselBrent$100Hard DemocratGalveston
01/22/14WilliamsTimothy$500Hard DemocratCrystal Beach
01/22/14ZaharKeith$500Hard DemocratCrystal Beach
11/15/13BennoDeltz$100Hard DemocratGalveston
11/26/13RichardDeVries$500Hard DemocratGalveston
11/26/13W.Dietel$250Hard DemocratTexas City
11/26/13CharlesDoyle$1,000Hard DemocratTexas City
11/22/13ChristopherDoyle$1,000Hard DemocratTexas City
11/22/13MatthewDoyle$1,000Hard DemocratTexas City
11/15/13TomyHamon$500Hard DemocratTexas City
11/15/13KevinHarrington$1,000Hard DemocratTexas City
11/15/13JohnHart$50Hard DemocratTexas City
11/15/13KerryKoneman$50Hard DemocratTexas City
11/15/13S.Lewis$100Hard DemocratGalveston
11/15/13BrentMasel$150Hard DemocratGalveston
11/15/13GenevieveMcGarvey$250Hard DemocratTexas City
11/22/13GeorgiaMeyer$500Hard DemocratTexas City
12/03/13VictorOsburn$100Hard DemocratTexas City
12/05/13PhilRoberts$150Hard DemocratTexas City
11/15/13Hubert & CindySchulz$100Hard DemocratGalveston
11/22/13GaryScoggin$100Hard DemocratTexas City
11/22/13BryanStokes$100Hard DemocratTexas City
12/03/13AndreaSunseri$100Hard DemocratGalveston
11/15/13CarolynSunseri$100Hard DemocratGalveston
11/15/13MargaretTuma$75Hard DemocratTexas City
11/22/13MargaretTuma$25Hard DemocratTexas City
11/22/13RogerWhitener$100Hard DemocratTexas City
01/15/14AlexanderSid$250Hard RepublicanConroe
01/17/14BeckerThomas$100Hard RepublicanHouston
01/23/14ClyburnCarolyn$50Hard RepublicanGalveston
01/23/14DohertyRebekah$50Hard RepublicanGalveston
01/22/14KelsoMargaret$100Hard RepublicanGalveston
01/22/14LongWilliam$50Hard RepublicanFarmers Branch
01/18/14PirtleDeborah$50Hard RepublicanTexas City
11/12/13WesBailey$150Hard RepublicanWoodway
12/17/13G.Blystone$500Hard RepublicanHouston
12/03/13AnthonyBrown$250Hard RepublicanGalveston
11/15/13ImogeneChristian$25Hard RepublicanTexas City
11/15/13StevenConner$1,000Hard RepublicanTexas City
12/11/13WalterCrowder$500Hard RepublicanFriendswood
12/31/13RachelDelgado$500Hard RepublicanTexas City
11/12/13ChristopherDeVries$500Hard RepublicanLeague City
11/22/13ChristopherDeVries$100Hard RepublicanLeague City
11/22/13MichaelGriffin$250Hard RepublicanTexas City
11/15/13JoAnnHackbarth$100Hard RepublicanTexas City
11/26/13JosephHoover$250Hard RepublicanTexas City
11/15/13EugeneHornstein$100Hard RepublicanTexas City
11/15/13D.Hutchinson$50Hard RepublicanTexas City
11/22/13D.Hutchinson$25Hard RepublicanTexas City
12/31/13PatriciaJansma$100Hard RepublicanWaco
12/31/13JohnKerr$50Hard RepublicanTexas City
11/15/13DavidLaine$100Hard RepublicanLeague City
11/22/13JohnMathis$500Hard RepublicanLeague City
12/11/13ThomasPrice$500Hard RepublicanLeague City
11/12/13DavidSenter$2,500Hard RepublicanWoodway
11/15/13RoyStarr$1,000Hard RepublicanFriendswood
11/15/13GeraldSullivan$1,000Hard RepublicanGalveston
11/18/13L.W. & HazelSurratt$229Hard RepublicanTexas City
01/22/14GearyNeal$100no recordGalveston
01/22/14SpeerCarolyn$100out of stateOklahoma City
11/22/13RayBrooks$500SwingLeague City
11/15/13LupeCantu$100SwingTexas City
11/22/13FelicianoHerrera$250SwingTexas City
11/15/13BenMoorhead$500SwingTiki Island
11/22/13DanielPiazza$500SwingTexas City
11/20/13SheriWilliams$100SwingTexas City
12/11/13BenBaty$100Weak DemocratDickinson
12/31/13LeslieGandy$500Weak DemocratAustin
11/12/13RoyJones$500Weak DemocratGalveston
11/15/13WilliamKoster$100Weak DemocratTexas City
11/22/13AngelineMatthews$500Weak DemocratTexas City
11/22/13JamesMatthews$100Weak DemocratTexas City
12/30/13MarvinSearcy$1,000Weak DemocratLeague City
11/22/13KittySimpson$50Weak DemocratTexas City
11/10/13CourtneyTownsend$500Weak DemocratGalveston
01/20/14BourgeoisAnita$25Weak RepublicanTexas City
01/23/14BruceGregory$100Weak RepublicanGalveston
01/07/14EdwardsJonathan$500Weak RepublicanGalveston
01/22/14MerrellWJ$100Weak RepublicanGalveston
11/12/13RolandBassett$100Weak RepublicanGalveston
11/15/13AmandaBlanda$1,000Weak RepublicanGalveston
11/22/13LoriCarnes$100Weak RepublicanTexas City
11/22/13EleanorDecuir$100Weak RepublicanTexas City
11/22/13KyleDickson$500Weak RepublicanTexas City
11/26/13NicholanDunphy$100Weak RepublicanGalveston
10/10/13RobertFlanagan$5Weak RepublicanHouston
11/22/13JaneHayley$200Weak RepublicanTexas City
12/31/13MonteHulse$500Weak RepublicanTexas City
11/22/13CeciliaKouns$1,000Weak RepublicanTexas City
11/22/13DavidLusignolo$250Weak RepublicanTexas City
11/22/13JoyceNewman$100Weak RepublicanTexas City
11/22/13JamesOsteen$100Weak RepublicanLa Marque
11/26/13MaryOvesny$100Weak RepublicanTexas City
11/15/13KarenOwen$100Weak RepublicanGalveston
11/18/13VictorPierson$3,561Weak RepublicanJamica Beach
11/07/13GaryPotter$1,000Weak RepublicanTexas City
11/15/13DanielRichardson$100Weak RepublicanCarrollton
11/15/13GwynRichardson$250Weak RepublicanGalveston
11/12/13JohnSmith$250Weak RepublicanGalveston
11/12/13WillWatt$500Weak RepublicanFriendswood

Now, if all of that isn’t enough to convince you that Bob Senter is supported by Democrats and is trying to sneak in as a Republican, how about a poll that his campaign commissioned that asked this question testing his viability as a candidate?

 “Bob Senter’s campaign has taken money from, and is supported by, several known Democrats.”

He paid Baselice & Associates $15,650 to ask that question as reported on his 30 day finance report.

Galveston County voters, you have worked way too hard turning that county red to elect a Democrat pretending to be a Republican in House District 23. It is great that Craig Eiland saw the writing on the wall and got out of town (well, he already lived out of town but you know what I mean) before you kicked him out. Don’t let him sneak in through the back door.

Vote for the only Republican in the Republican Primary – Wayne Faircloth. Read more about Wayne from the 2012 campaign.


  1. Jose Boix says

    An interesting classification of Hard Democrat. Wonder how was that determined since as the person referenced was not aware of such strong political alignment. Please reveal methodology in determining such erroneous political stand.

  2. Rachel says

    Wayne is a great candidate. Anyone who spends five minutes talking to him will see his compassion and unwavering commitment to his values and helping those around him. He will listen with understandig to everyone and lead with dignity. He is the type of passionate, honest, no nonsense man we need in the house.