FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Sam Pohl, press@Texasgop.org
Republican Gary Gates Wins Texas House District 28 Special Election Runoff
AUSTIN, TX – Today, Republican Gary Gates was victorious in the Texas House District 28 Special Election Runoff against Democrat Eliz Markowitz. Gary Gates worked the field and engaged voters throughout the district. Republicans across the state coalesced behind Gates in this election to fight off massive funding and support from out of state Democrats like Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren, as well as failed Presidential and U.S. Senate candidate, Beto O’Rourke. The result was Gary Gates winning by an even larger margin than former Representative John Zerwas in the 2018 election.
Republican Party of Texas Chairman James Dickey commented:
“Today’s win for Republican Gary Gates is a testament to his campaign’s focused diligence in the field throughout the district during this Special Election. This Republican victory is a complete rebuke of leftist Beto O’Rourke and his fellow Socialist Progressive Democrats, including several running for President, who parachuted in to try to peddle their far-left ideologies to Texans. After spending hundreds of thousands of out-of-state dollars attempting to push Gates’ Democrat opponent over the line, Texas voters sent a clear message – a resounding rejection of Socialist Democrats gun-grabbing, church-taxing, abortion-on-demand policies. The Democrats built this race up and touted it as an indicator of the 2020 election here in Texas, and were forced to walk it back when they realized that Texans were soundly rejecting their socialist policies and out-of-state money.
“Congratulations to Gary Gates and his campaign for this fantastic victory for Texas and for the constituents of Texas House District 28. The Republican Party of Texas was proud to be a part of a coalition to support this victory. The unprecedented cooperation and coordination we were able to construct is the model for our 2020 Victory efforts. We will defend Texas from the liberals’ socialism and we will unite to fight again for victories from the White House to the courthouse this November. We will keep Texas red.”