(USA Features) Former President Donald Trump gave his blessing on Monday to Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick who is running for reelection in 2022.
“He has stood up for up for Life, Liberty, the Second Amendment, Border Security, our Military and our Vets, and our God-given Freedoms,” Trump said in a statement posted on his website.
“He has governed by conservative principles of LOW TAXES and careful spending, always doing what is best for his great State and for America. Texans should re-elect him! He is outstanding and has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”
The former president’s endorsement of Patrick comes on the heels of endorsing another Texan, Susan Wright, who is running to fill a congressional seat vacated by her husband after he died of complications from COVID-19 earlier this year. She finished with the most votes in a crowded race; two Republicans qualified for the run-off in the fall.
Other statewide posts up for grabs in Texas next year include governor, attorney general, comptroller, and the commissioners of the General Land Office, the Department of Agriculture, and one of three seats on the Texas Railroad Commission up for grabs, reports The Texas Tribune.
Patrick also said he has no plans to run for governor against incumbent Greg Abbott, who is also running next year.
“I’m not going to be that politician that, a year from now, says, ‘Well, you know, I changed my mind,'” Patrick said.