According to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll, only 6 percentage points separate Republican Dan Patrick and Democrat Mike Collier in the race for Lt. Governor in Texas. The poll is a survey of registered voters and not likely voters, according to Texas Tribune comments. Senator Ted Cruz and Governor Greg Abbot, both Republicans, hold strong leads over their Democratic challengers. One reason for Collier’s strong challenge is his support for public school teachers versus Patrick’s support by those who seek a voucher system for parents and students that would allow them to attend other-than-public schools.
Collier will be in the Northeast Texas area Thursday, according to a joint news release by his campaign and the Kendall Scudder campaign. Scudder is opposing Bob Hall in the November General Election for Texas State Senate, District 2.
The news release states that Thursday, June 28th, Democratic Lt. Governor Nominee, Collier will join State Senate, District 2, nominee Scudder, at a Town Hall to discuss public education, property taxes, ending all talk of vouchers, as well as healthcare. Attendees will also be welcome to bring up any other topics they see fit.
The Town Hall will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Sam Rayburn Memorial Student Center, rooms “Innovation A & B” (2200 West Neal St. Commerce, TX 75428).
Collier said, “I am excited to join Kendall in Commerce for what should be a lively discussion on the issues that are affecting Texans in Senate District 2. Some are unique to the area, while others, such as property taxes and public school financing are troubling people all over the state. I look forward to doing what my opponent will not… listening to working Texans about what matters in their lives and how Texas can be better.”
Scudder commented, “TAMU-Commerce needed their senator’s help for a nursing building. Van Zandt County needed his help with water policy. Public schools needed their senator to fight vouchers. Bob Hall ignores his district and does the bidding of billionaire oil men from West Texas. I answer to my community and our future engineers, farmers, and nurses wanting to learn and thrive in our public schools.”