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Texas’ battleground status examined

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The district director for U.S. Rep. Chip Roy, R-Austin, said in Bandera on Thursday, Oct. 3, that GOP women are the backbone of the Republican Party, and they are crucial to the party’s success in the upcoming elections.

“Republican women across Texas have donated 1.4 million hours working for the party. And we will need their help even more in 2020,” said Nathan McDaniel at a monthly meeting last week of the Bandera County Republican Women.

McDaniel said the national Democratic Party has eight full time staffers in Austin working on one thing - flipping a few congressional seats to turn Texas from GOP red to Democrat blue.

“If Texas goes blue, we may not have another Republican president for 50 years,” he said.

He also said the national Republican Party will probably send staff to keep the Lone Star State red.

McDaniel said Rep. Roy has four main priorities he is pushing in Congress during this, his first term.

“The congressman’s main focus is on affordable and accessible health care, border security including a way to fix the asylum situation, taking care of our veterans and military members and seeing that they have the resources they need, and changes that lets Texas takes care of Texas and California take care of California and so on,” McDaniel told the GOP women. “He is federalist at heart.”

Roy was elected to the 21st District in Texas that includes Bandera County in 2016. He succeeded longtime U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, who retired from office.

The congressman will be in Bandera for a Meet and Greet at the 11th Street Cowboy Bar on Wednesday, Oct. 9, during Steak Night.

The free get-together with Roy will begin at 6:30 p.m. The bar is at 307 11th St. in Bandera.