Republican congressional candidate Josh Winegarner helps President Donald Trump and the border wall whereas opposing the impeachment proceedings in opposition to him, Winegarner stated throughout a marketing campaign go to Monday to Wichita Falls.

 “I feel the impeachment is only a waste of time,” stated Winegarner, a Panhandle native operating for the seat held by U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry. “It was only a political stunt. There have been quite a lot of different points Congress ought to have been coping with.”

The Home is anticipated to vote Wednesday on two articles of impeachment in opposition to Trump. 

Winegarner of Canyon is one in every of 15 Republicans and three Democrats operating in March Three primaries in hopes of snagging their respective occasion’s nomination for the 13th Congressional District seat. The Common Election is Nov. 3.

Throughout Winegarner’s meet and greet at Frank & Joe’s Espresso Home in Parker Sq., he mentioned what he thinks set him aside within the crowded subject.

Winegarner stated he’s from the district, for one factor.

“I am operating not for the title of congressman however to symbolize the individuals on this district,” he stated.

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Ronny Jackson of Amarillo and Chris Ekstrom of Wichita Falls are two Republican candidates who just lately moved to the district.

A local of Levelland, Texas, Jackson is a retired Navy rear admiral who served as the private doctor for Trump and former President Obama. Ekstrom is a deep-pocked businessman and conservative activist who used to stay in Dallas.

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What does Winegarner take into consideration Jackson and Ekstrom?

“I do not know a complete lot about them,” Winegarner stated. 

He stated his coverage expertise additionally units him other than different candidates. 

Winegarner has labored for the Texas Cattle Feeders Affiliation for 13 years and is listed because the affiliation’s director of trade affairs on its web site.  

On the affiliation, he makes use of his experience in agriculture, tax, commerce and environmental coverage to defend agricultural producers from dangerous authorities rules, in accordance with the media launch. 

He started his legislative profession working for U.S. Sen. Phil Gramm, a Texas senator from 1985 to 2002, and for U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, each Republicans, in accordance with a marketing campaign press launch. 

His work for them included specializing in the Lone Star State’s agriculture trade and insurance policies to develop small companies, the discharge acknowledged.

Thornberry, R-Clarendon, introduced earlier this 12 months that he’s not looking for re-election and can retire in January 2021.  

The district Thornberry represents sprawls throughout 41 counties from the Panhandle to only shy of the Metroplex.

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