Anyone who donates at least $25 to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s campaign through Nov. 5 could win a Texas-made shotgun.
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott
“This contest will give one lucky Texan a Texas-made shotgun, will help support the campaign and will rub Washington’s nose in Texas’ brand of freedom,” an email from Abbott’s campaign recently stated. “What’s not to love?”
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Small print notes that the winner must be legally able to buy a pump-action shotgun. And he or she will receive a certificate of up to $250 “redeemable at a Central Texas licensed gun dealer.”
Hillary Clinton is busy lining up Texans to back her campaign, including a number of local supporters.
Last week, she announced her “Hillary for Texas Leadership Council,” a group of nearly 90 supporters who will help build a grassroots volunteer team to help with her campaign in Texas.
Among her local supporters: U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey, state Reps. Nicole Collier and Ramon Romero Jr. and former state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, all Democrats from Fort Worth.
GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush received an enthusiastic welcome last weekend at the North Texas Presidential Forum in Plano by pastor Jack Graham.
Bush, who was late to the event, noted that he drove there on the George Bush toll road.
“Was that turnpike named after my brother or my dad?” Bush asked.
That’s funny — a Bush riding on the Bush.
Prestonwood Baptist Church Pastor Jack Graham
“Your dad,” Graham said. “That’s funny — a Bush riding on the Bush.”
C-SPAN’s Campaign 2016 bus parked at two Fort Worth schools — Harmony School of Innovation and Boswell High School — so students could learn more about government.
The bus travels around the country, promoting C-SPAN’s “Road to the White House” series. Those working on the bus also will introduce a new campaign app helping people learn more about the 2016 presidential race.
Local students had a chance to check out the high-tech bus and learn more about public affairs, coverage of Congress, the White House and more.
The most powerful group in the U.S. House may be the House Freedom Caucus. The small, roughly 40-member group of the House’s most conservative Republican members, formed this year and has been playing kingmaker, effectively forcing the resignation of House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, by withholding support. The caucus is now a deciding factor in determining Boehner’s successor.
So, who’s in the caucus? It’s been pretty secretive and doesn’t release a membership list but it’s clear that there are at least two members from Texas: U.S. Reps. Louie Gohmert of Tyler and Randy Weber of Friendswood. Gohmert was very public from the start as the group formed. But members have revealed themselves in different ways.
When the Star-Telegram identified Gohmert as the only Texas member of the group, Weber’s press secretary notified PoliTex that Weber was also a member.
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