NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Republican major for the 12th Congressional District in North Texas has turn into one of many extra high-profile races within the state.
Lengthy-time Congresswoman, Kay Granger, first elected in 1996, faces former Colleyville Mayor Professional Tem Chris Putnam in what’s turn into a unfavorable and dear race wherein each candidates are taking part in up their conservative credentials.
You may’t activate the TV with out seeing advertisements for Congresswoman Kay Granger and her Republican challenger, former Colleyville Mayor Professional Tem Chris Putnam.
“That’s why of us are extremely excited as a result of that is the primary time there’s a professional various for them to vote for,” mentioned Putnam.
Granger says she believes voters will stick along with her.
“As a result of they know me, they’ve recognized me in several places of work, and my outcomes and that’s essential,” Granger mentioned.
In 2016, Granger mentioned then candidate Donald Trump ought to take away himself from consideration for the presidency after lewd feedback about girls recorded 11 years earlier got here out.
However Granger, now the rating member on the highly effective Home Appropriations Committee, factors to President Trump’s endorsement of her on Twitter in December.
Putnam says it hasn’t harm him. “Most individuals will perceive very clearly that was the politics of impeachment, he wanted each single Home vote.”
Granger disagrees. “I say that’s ridiculous. If that have been true, he wouldn’t have put out the previous statements he’s mentioned in help of me.”
Whereas Granger is backed the President, Putnam has his share of endorsements that embrace Tarrant County Sheriff Invoice Waybourn and Clever County Sheriff Lane Akin.
After beginning out as pro-choice, Granger says she turned pro-life greater than ten years in the past.
Three pro-life teams just lately endorsed her report, at the same time as Democrats took management of the Home.
Granger says, “I used to be in a position to hold the pro-life language that had been there for years and I’m very happy with that.”
However Putnam isn’t impressed. “She has a senior position in appropriations. We’re sill sending $600 million in taxpayer cash a 12 months to Deliberate Parenthood.”
Federal funds are prohibited from paying for abortions.
Deliberate Parenthood supplies well being companies to greater than two million folks a 12 months.
Putnam says his priorities are border safety, the Heartbeat Safety Act, and slicing the scale of the federal authorities.
Granger says border safety, the navy, and infrastructure are her priorities.
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