Trump, Freedom Caucus Issue Conflicting Endorsements in West Texas Race

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With less than a week before early voting begins in the March 3 Republican primary, the race to succeed Mike Conaway in Texas’ 11th Congressional District is drawing nationwide attention and multiple endorsements from national figures.

The first such endorsement to roll out this month came from several members of the Freedom Caucus and the “Freedom Fund,” a political action committee that serves as the official endorsement and support arm of the entire caucus.

U.S. Reps. Mark Meadows and Jim Jordon joined the Freedom Fund in endorsing candidate Jamie Berryhill of Odessa—while Freedom Caucus member U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) personally issued an endorsement for another candidate, J. Ross Lacy of Midland.

Meadows and Jordan are staunch allies of President Trump and led his defense in the House against Democrat impeachment efforts.

In the video endorsement, Gohmert praises Lacy and his family,…

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