HOUSTON (FOX 26) - At a Montgomery County polling place where voter engagement likely exceeds any in Texas, Congressional candidate Steve Toth is fit to be tied.
He's the target of a negative mailer from incumbent Kevin Brady which features the prominent image of an armed Jihadist and claims Toth will weaken America.
"To equate me with with terrorism or wanting to be soft on national security this is what Kevin Brady does. It's the art of personal destruction," said Toth.
Brady's campaign says Toth's very public opposition to the Omnibus budget bill equates to cutting Border Patrol agents, benefits for our military and leaves open visa loopholes allowing terrorists to infiltrate the country.
Toth tells Fox 26 he fully backs more border security and additional resources for the armed forces, but opposed the spending bill Brady supported because it was packed with Democratic priorities.
"They gave Barack Obama everything he wanted," said Toth.
As reported by Fox 26, Brady has called foul on Toth's negative ads.
Friday the House Ways & Means chairman defended the deployment of a Jihadist image against a political opponent.
"Texans know who we are fighting which is ISIS. Our troops know because they are fighting them. If you get queasy looking at those photos as my opponent does can you really trust him to keep our country safe?" said Brady.
"If you refuse to fund or military in the war on terrorism. If you refuse to add a thousand more Border agents, that makes America less safe," he added.
The Brady mailer also says Toth would shut down the Conroe Veterans clinic.
While that's true, the ad doesn't tell voters Toth has proposed the alternative of allowing veterans to seek health care from the doctor of their choice at government expense.