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Governor Greg Abbott Endorses Upstart HD-122 Candidate Chris Fails

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has officially endorsed Chris Fails for State Representative from House District 122. In a video released Monday morning, Governor Abbott explains why he supports Fails for State Representative, touching on his desire to reform property taxes and to fight for conservative values in the state of Texas.

Fails is the current Mayor of Hollywood Park, and a co-owner of Alamo Shooting Sports, a Hollywood Park gun store. He announced his campaign last September, during his third year of serving as Mayor of the small town. On his campaign website, he describes himself as pro-life, pro-family, pro-Second Amendment, and a fighter for a smaller role of government.

He is running against the current HD 122 Representative, Lyle Larson. Larson has been described as a “[Speaker Joe] Straus loyalist”, with poor fiscal responsibility scores from Empower Texas. Larson has also had past issues with Abbott, such when he tried to restrict the Governor’s ability to appoint leadership who had donated to his re-election campaign.

Chris Fails’ decision to run came at the heels of Larson’s bill proposal, and has since gained momentum. Governor Greg Abbott’s endorsement is the most recent development in this growing campaign.

Maddie is a Sophomore at Trinity University, majoring in Economics with a concentration in Public Policy. She is on the leadership board of the Young Conservatives of Texas at Trinity University, opinion writer for the school paper The Trinitonian, and was a senator of the Student Government Association in the 2018 administration. As the Deputy Editor for the Tower, Maddie focuses on local and campus news of interest to conservatives, as well as continuing to build the publication. She is also Lifestyle Editor and will serve as Editor-in-Chief in 2019-2020.

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