Dallas Morning News Pulls Endorsement Of Texas Republican Over Solicitation Of Prostitution: Report
The Dallas Morning News editorial board has rescinded its endorsement of Brad Namdar, a Texas Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, after allegations that he twice solicited an escort for sex and that he inappropriately touched a student.
Namdar was also suspended from a state anti-human trafficking program following the allegations, the news outlet reported.
“On Tuesday, the Secretary of State’s Office discontinued Namdar’s membership in its Texas Businesses Against Trafficking Partnership. Secretary of State John Scott gave Namdar until Friday to verify he did not violate the program’s “Zero Tolerance Policy” toward trafficking, which prohibits use of company funds to patronize sexually oriented businesses or to engage in sexual conduct that violates state or federal law,” the report states.
As noted by Dallas Morning News reporter Lauren McGaughy, “Solicitation of prostitution is illegal in Texas. Under state law, it is different from human trafficking, which involves an element of coercion or child victims.”
Namdar, who has been endorsed by Texas Republican U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions, blasted the allegations as “fake,” and said he is staying in the primary race.
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