On Saturday afternoon, Texas Attorney General candidate Dan Branch of Dallas arrived at Cypress Street Station to a room full of voters. Branch calls himself a lifelong Republican and has served ten years for the Texas House of Representatives.
He will be going against Republican primary candidates Ken Paxton of McKinney and Barry Smitherman of Houston. Branch says the race is going to be a close one since the office has not been open to other candidates while Greg Abbott was Attorney General.
Branch adds that he believes he's more qualified compared to the other candidates since he's been a lawyer for three decades and have accomplished many goals.
"I have a record of getting things done," Branch says. "Whether it's crating more tier-one universities, more open government with recorded voters or returning prayer to schools. "
If he gets elected, Branch says his main priority is to stand up against what he describes as an overreaching federal government and maintain an open government.
"I also want to make sure that we go after online predators, go after health care fraud and help our rangers and DPS secure our border," adds Branch. "One of the failings of our federal government is unsecured borders."
After Abilene, Branch stopped in Lubbock. Primary election is Tuesday, March 4th.