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Texas Farm Bureau AGFUND successful on election night
11/06/2020

Candidates endorsed by Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) AGFUND fared well in the general election.


“We are pleased most of the candidates endorsed by Texas Farm Bureau AGFUND had a positive outcome in the 2020 election,” Russell Boening, president of TFB AGFUND, said. “In fact, we had an overwhelming 97 percent success rate overall when you look at all the races where AGFUND was involved.”


AGFUND-endorsed candidates finished election night with 146 wins and five losses.


In statewide races, AGFUND-backed candidates—including U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, Railroad Commissioner Jim Wright and Supreme Court of Texas Chief Justice Nathan Hecht—won their races.


All 31 candidates endorsed by AGFUND in Congressional races were successful.


In the Texas Senate races, AGFUND-supported candidates won 14 and lost one. In the Texas House races, AGFUND-supported candidates won 95 and lost two.


Boening noted it’s important to have elected officials who understand the needs and issues facing rural Texas.


“The rural vote is critically important for candidates to be successful, especially as urban areas in Texas continue to grow. We are encouraged to see leaders on both sides of the aisle who support agriculture win,” Boening said. “We look forward to our continued work with these elected officials in helping farm and ranch families and landowners thrive.”


Texas Farm Bureau is the state’s largest general farm and ranch organization. AGFUND is its political action arm funded by voluntary donations from members.



Federal law prohibits Texas Farm Bureau AGFUND from soliciting contributions outside the restricted class. Contributions will be screened and those from persons outside the restricted class will be returned.
Contact:
Gary Joiner
Director, Communications
254.399.5007 (Office)
254.315.3415 (Mobile)
254.772.1766 (Fax)
E-Mail: gjoiner@txfb.org


 
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Texas Farm Bureau AGFUND | P.O. Box 2689, Waco, Texas 76702 | Last Updated: Friday, November 6, 2020