Wichita Falls the latest stop on campaign trail for Texas Lt. Governor
WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) - Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick's campaign is in full-swing with voters hitting the polls in just two months, on November 6.
He's touring the state and focusing on small to medium size Texas cities so those residents know there is a focus on them.
Wichita Falls was his latest stop as he met with a handful of people.
"I take nothing for granted," Lt. Governor Patrick said. "That's why Governor Greg Abbott and I are crisscrossing the state, as well as others running for state positions. We take nothing for granted. But this is a conservative and Republican state."
Despite his confidence in his race against Democratic challenger Mike Collier, he said he's ramping up his campaign efforts because every voice and every vote matters.
"I want the people of Wichita Falls to know that their voice is important and their issues are important," Lt. Governor Patrick said. "Whether it's water, eminent domain and property rights, or transportation to make sure rural Texas gets its fair share. And I've always positioned myself that way."
He said his top priorities are reducing property taxes, securing schools, paying teachers more, continuing to secure the border, and grow the economy by adding more jobs.
Lt. Governor Patrick said that's not what his opponent or any Democrat running for state office wants.
"You have the greatest job creator in the country right now, the tenth largest economy in the world, bigger than Russia, the lowest unemployment we've ever had, and the Democrats want to wreck all of that," Lt. Governor Patrick said. "They want to raise taxes, they want to set up barriers to opening businesses. Basically, they want to make Texas look like California. The world needs a strong America and America needs a strong Texas. And I believe that is a conservative-led Republican Texas."
Lt. Governor Patrick said he looks forward to touring the state and speaking to as many Texans as he can.
He said the Democratic party has moved so far left the last few years, he knows that will show up at the polls in November.
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