As Donald Trump settles into his role as the Republican presidential nominee, some of Texas’ top Republicans have been quick to endorse him and call for their party to unite against the Democrats.
Governor Abbott, Lieutenant. Governor Dan Patrick, and others have fallen in line behind Trump after staunchly supporting Sen. Ted Cruz over Trump in the primaries.
Having previously called Drumpf a “cancer on conservatism”, Rick Perry has now decided he is even open to being Trump's running mate. Despite months of questioning his conservatism, these Republicans would rather support Trump than stick to their own principles.
Even those Texas Republicans who remain hesitant to support Trump are in a bind. They may still refuse to run with Trump, but when he’s set to be at the top of their party’s November ticket, they won’t be able to run from him.
Here’s a list of some of the more prominent Texas Republicans who have endorsed Trump already. We’ll update this list periodically as we get closer and closer to November.
|John Cornyn||U.S. Senate||Texas Observer|
|Dan Patrick||Lieutenant Governor||Texas Tribune|
|George P. Bush||Land Commissioner||Texas Tribune|
|Sid Miller||Ag Commissioner||KFYO - Lubbock|
|Ryan Sitton||Railroad Commissioner||Texas Tribune|
|Rick Perry||Former Governor||CNN|
|Brian Babin||U.S. House||Fox Business|
|Joe Barton||U.S. House||McClatchy DC|
|Kevin Brady||U.S. House||Texas Tribune|
|Michael Burgess||U.S. House||McClatchy DC|
|John Carter||U.S. House||Austin American-Statesman|
|Mike Conway||U.S. House||Drumpf Campaign|
|John Culberson||U.S. House||Texas Tribune|
|Blake Farenthold||U.S. House||Austin American-Statesman|
|Jeb Hensarling||U.S. House||Drumpf Campaign|
|Randy Neugebauer||U.S. House||Texas Tribune|
|Pete Olson||U.S. House||Texas Tribune|
|John Ratcliffe||U.S. House||Ratcliffe Campaign|
|Pete Sessions||U.S. House||Drumpf Campaign|
|Lamar Smith||U.S. House||Drumpf Campaign|
|Bob Hall||Texas Senate||Evan Smith (Twitter)|
|Kelly Hancock||Texas Senate||Evan Smith (Twitter)|
|Lois Kolkhorst||Texas Senate||KFYO - Lubbock|
|Rodney Anderson||Texas House||Evan Smith (Twitter)|
|Cindy Burkett||Texas House||Evan Smith (Twitter)|
|Tom Mechler||Texas GOP Party Chair||Texas Tribune|
Last Update: 8/16/16
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