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African American Conservative Joins Texas Governor's Race

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HOUSTON (FOX 26) -

Hers is the kind of fiery, conservative, rhetoric folks are unaccustomed to from an African American woman here in Texas, or anywhere.

But that doesn't bother 38-year-old Lisa Fritsch, a native of East Texas who says her commitment to self-reliance came from a mother who worked three jobs rather than accept food stamps.

"She looked at me squarely and said, 'I would rather us both starve than to go down the cycle of victimization that would rob of us dignity for ever'," recalled Fritsch.

A Republican activist and talk radio host Fritsch says she's been "called to serve", so she's running for Governor.

Facing heavily funded, heavily favored, frontrunner Greg Abbot Fritsch says she'll offer a brand of representation that focuses on people rather than crony capitalism.

"It's time to start picking leaders who are not bound by their connections, bound by the promises they have to keep with big money donors. Someone who can go in there and advocate for the people, for a change. That's the kind of Governor I am running to be," said Fritsch.

To help lower income Texans generate self-reliance and participate in the state's prosperity, Fritsch proposes a helping hand, rather than what many see as endless hand outs.

"How are we going to do that? We are going to invest in people with micro-loans $5,000 to $10,000 to help them get a home grown business off the ground, partnered with the private sector, so that they can build a life for themselves," said Fritsch.

 

A passionate opponent of abortion who speaks both Spanish and Japanese, Fritsch hopes to lead a very personal fight to preserve unwanted pregnancies, beginning with the state's Black and Hispanic communities.

"1800 Black babies a day are aborted in the US. In Texas, they are aborted at twice the rate of our population. I am uniquely positioned and speak on this issue in a way that invests in the dignity of these young women," said Fritsch.

 

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