During his first campaign rally for 2024 in Waco, Texas, on Saturday night, former President Donald Trump released a wave of endorsements from his leadership team in Texas.
His campaign revealed the members of the team in a news statement sent to supporters via email, and they include Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and Attorney General Ken Paxton. Two of Trump’s closest pals in the Lone Star State are Paxton and Patrick. The team also includes Agricultural Commissioner Sid Miller, a steadfast and longtime Trump loyalist, and Dawn Buckingham, a Land Commissioner, whom Trump supported last year in a close primary race. Also, Trump is supported by a sizable group of eleven American representatives from Texas.
The 45th president’s congressional delegation is represented by Reps.Wesley Hunt (R-TX), Ronny Jackson (R-TX), and Troy Nehls (R-TX), who all endorsed him on the eve of his campaign announcement. Prior to making a 2020 run for Texas’s 13th Congressional District, Jackson worked as the White House physician for both Trump and the former President Barack Obama. According to information obtained by Breitbart News, Jackson and Brian Jack, who served as Trump’s former White House political advisor, was instrumental in securing the support of the Texas delegation.
Trump’s campaign announced on Saturday that Roger Williams (R-TX), chairman of the House Committee on Small Business, is endorsing the 45th president and will serve on the leadership team. Williams also serves as the baseball coach for the GOP Congressional Team. Reps. Michael Burgess (R-TX) and John Carter (R-TX), two Republican congressmen with the longest terms, are standing with him in support of Trump. During the first term of former President George W. Bush, Burgess and Carter were first elected.
Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX), a member of the Freedom Caucus, Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX), a former chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), and Rep. Beth Van Duyne (R-TX), whom Trump supported in a competitive primary in 2020 and campaigned for in the general election, have also endorsed Trump. The 45th president is also supported by five-term Representative Brian Babin (R-TX) and former Notre Dame football star Rep. Pat Fallon (R-TX). On the squad is also former Representative Mayra Flores (R-TX), who represented the Thirty-Fourth Congressional District of Texas at the end of the previous Congress.
In comparison to 2015, when he had a campaign leadership apparatus in each of the state’s 36 congressional districts, Trump’s Texas organization is much more formidable. Breitbart News has confirmed that Trump personally contacted each member on the list and thanked them.
According to a source, the campaign will continue to seek support from individuals like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX). At the rally on Saturday, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) urged Cruz and Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) to support Trump, according to Breitbart News.