Patrick, who twice chaired Trump’s campaign in Texas, is up for a third term in 2022.
Former President Donald Trump endorsed Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick for reelection Monday, giving a top ally in Texas an early boost in his bid for a third term next year.
“Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick is a great fighter for the people of Texas,” Trump said in a statement. “Texans should re-elect him! He is outstanding and has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”
Trump’s endorsement of Patrick came hours after another statewide official, Gov. Greg Abbott, drew a primary challenger in former state Sen. Don Huffines, R-Dallas.
Photo: Former President Donald Trump, left, has endorsed Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick for reelection. Credit: The Texas Tribune
BY PATRICK SVITEK with Texas Tribune.