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TFB AGFUND fares well in 2022 primary election

(WACO, Texas)—Candidates endorsed by Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) AGFUND fared well in the primary election.

“Despite redistricting and candidates facing tough new districts, AGFUND candidates still proved successful in the primary election,” Russell Boening, president of TFB and AGFUND, said. “It’s important for rural Texas to have elected officials who bring strong leadership skills and an understanding of agriculture to the legislative arena.”

Overall, on Election Day, AGFUND-endorsed candidates showed 61 wins, 14 runoffs and two losses.

In statewide races, AGFUND-backed candidates—including Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Comptroller Glenn Hegar—won their races outright. And AGFUND-backed candidates in three statewide races—Ken Paxton, Attorney General, Dawn Buckingham, Land Commissioner and Wayne Christian, Railroad Commissioner—will face runoffs.

“We need leaders who work to improve legislation for farmers, ranchers and landowners in our state, especially as Texas grows increasingly urban,” Boening said. “Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Abbott and Comptroller Glenn Hegar have been friends to agriculture and understand the needs and issues facing rural Texas.”

Out of six Texas Senate races, five AGFUND-endorsed candidates won their races, and one will face a runoff.

In the Texas House, TFB AGFUND candidates had 36 wins, two losses and four will face runoffs.

In the Congressional races, AGFUND-endorsed candidates had 17 wins, and one will face a runoff.

Some of Texas Farm Bureau’s strongest leaders faced opposition from the newly-formed Defend Texas Liberty PAC which spent over $4 million in the Republican Primary—a significant amount of that against our agricultural leaders. Fortunately, AGFUND was able to provide significant financial support to help fight off these attacks. AGFUND will continue to serve agriculture by supporting two of those targeted leaders during their runoff campaigns.

“We believe the AGFUND-supported candidates share strong conservative values, a passion for agriculture and a vision for a strong Texas,” Boening said.

Texas Farm Bureau is the state’s largest organization of farm, ranch and rural families. AGFUND is the political action committee of Texas Farm Bureau and is funded by voluntary donations from Texas Bureau members.
Gary Joiner
Director, Communications
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