Candidate endorsed by Pence loses Texas House primary

September 20, 2020 0 By JohnValbyNation

State Rep. Lance Gooden (R) is projected to win the Republican primary in the Texas 5th Congressional District, paving the way for him to replace retiring GOP Rep. Jeb HensarlingThomas (Jeb) Jeb HensarlingLawmakers battle over future of Ex-Im Bank House passes Ex-Im Bank reboot bill opposed by White House, McConnell Has Congress lost the ability or the will to pass a unanimous bipartisan small business bill? MORE.  Tuesday’s runoff came after no candidate won the majority in the March primary. Gooden led Bunni Pounds, Hensarling’s former campaign manager, in the initial vote and was able to hold on again.  ADVERTISEMENTGooden carried the primary even after Pounds won the backing of a slew of top Republicans, including Hensarling, Vice President Pence and Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote The Hill’s Morning Report – Trump’s public standing sags after Floyd protests GOP senators introduce resolution opposing calls to defund the police MORE (Texas), who endorsed her Monday night.  Gooden, who has served three terms in office in the Texas House, framed himself as a conservative during the race. The anti-tax Club for Growth spent more than $300,000 against him, highlighting votes he took to raise taxes, while his own allied group matched that spending to defend him.  Since the Dallas-area district voted overwhelmingly for President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE in 2016, Gooden is expected to cruise through November’s general election and become the district’s next congressman.  Click Here: camiseta river plate