Tomorrow is a very important day – runoff election day. A lot of the pundits said voters would be too busy with summer trips to turn out to vote in large numbers. Of course, they said the same thing about a May primary election the day after Memorial Day.
So I ask you to prove them wrong, and do your duty by voting in tomorrow’s runoff election. There are very important statewide contests on the ballot, in addition to a number of runoffs for local office and the state legislature.
As we celebrate our nation's independence, I am mindful of those who have paid the price for our freedom.
Generations of Americans have fought and died to build the freest and most prosperous nation on earth. From the days of the Revolution, to our warriors fighting overseas today, America's best have given their all for a cause greater than self: the liberation of the oppressed, and the freedom of the many.
Gov. Walker’s victory tonight is a major triumph for the people of Wisconsin and the leaders with the courage to defy the status quo and make the tough decisions necessary to rein in government spending and jump-start job creation.
Anita and I congratulate Mitt Romney on securing the Republican nomination and think it is appropriate that the strongest economic leader and jobs state has put him over the top in an election where President Obama’s failed jobs and economic record will be front and center.
Memorial Day is a solemn American tradition honoring our service men and women and the sacrifices they made for our freedoms. Let us take a moment from this long weekend to pray for our fallen soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines. To pray for our active duty military and their loves ones, especially those serving abroad.
We are grateful for their willingness to protect and defend our communities, our Constitution and the many freedoms we as Texans and American enjoy.