A whopping $33,000 suddenly disappearing can’t be a simple error when Tony Tinderholt is involved.

Texas State Representative Tony Tinderholt (R-Tarrant County) touts his conservative credentials every chance he gets, but the facts tell a different story.

Tinderholt, a member of the House’s small group of extremists – the Freedom Caucus – has not only filed for bankruptcy, remarried his first wife for “insurance reasons” (they later divorced again) and misrepresented his employment history,  but mysteriously “lost” thousands of dollars in campaign cash.

The Texas Ethics Commission (TEC) requires candidates for state office to periodically submit financial reports. Running for the first time in 2014, Tinderholt reported a loan of $33,672.21 to help finance his campaign, as indicated on his semi-annual TEC report.

Tinderholdt’s next campaign finance report showed $15,000 of the outstanding loan had simply disappeared without explanation in just a few months. And just a few months later, the loan was gone all together.

Bankruptcy, lying about his employment history, disappearing campaign loans. Tony Tinderholt clearly can’t manage his own money, how can we trust him to manage ours?