On March 3, Texans will head to the polls in the Lone Star state to cast their votes in contested state and congressional primary races, as well as 2020 Democratic presidential.
Former Congressman Pete Sessions (R), who lost his Dallas-area congressional seat to Rep. Collin Allred (D) in 2018, has moved back home to the Waco area and is running to replace retiring Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Flores in Texas’ 17th congressional district.
Sessions is in an 11 person primary race but is expected to prevail, possibly winning outright on election night and avoid a run-off election.
To win the primary on election night, a candidate must garner 51 percent of the overall vote.
Sources close to the Trump campaign tell Hispolitica that the president’s re-election campaign is quietly supporting Sessions campaign, but will wait to see how the primary election plays out.
Sessions has been supportive of President Trump since he took office and his Twitter feed reflects that.
From ripping his former congressional nemesis, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, over her “radical left agenda” and “delusional” impeachment inquiry, to praising the president for killing Iranian terrorist Soleimani, Sessions is without a doubt, a Trump man.
Delusional impeachment of Pres. @realDonaldTrump puts Radical Left agenda of @SpeakerPelosi and her #Democrat Caucus on full display for the American people. #Dems usually try to hide what they truly are about. Now the curtain is lifted.
— Pete Sessions (@SessionsTX17) December 18, 2019
In a recent interview with the Waco Herald-Tribune, Sessions expressed his unabated support for President Donald Trump, reminding voters that Trump has bolstered the current economy.
And what I would say to you is that Donald Trump has been attacked for years and wears that,” said Sessions “Whether he wears it well or not, he sticks to what he says. And what he says, he actually tries to back up. Many times, when applied to conservative or free-market philosophy, it works best. That is why we have the greatest economy. That is why people’s confidence in the economy is where it is and it has grown our country.”
Sessions on the National Economy
“Things are hopping in Greenville, South Carolina, as an example,” said Sessions “ I was there visiting my son over the holidays. Things are hopping all over this country. Everybody is finding benefit — Pennsylvania, Iowa, all sorts of places. If you can do those things, then you represent what I’m for.
And I’m for everybody doing well. Whether I like the other things that happen or not — I mean, enough has been said. I don’t subscribe to much of his past, but I wasn’t raised in New York and I probably have values which I enunciate differently. But we have got to make this thing work.”
According to the latest FEC filing (Dec 31 filing has not posted yet), Sessions’ campaign has $306,685.04 cash on hand.