I am traveling across Texas to recognize, galvanize, and mobilize rural Texans across the state to vote RED! I started day four of my 131-city bus tour across Texas at Sissy’s Red Wagon in Brownwood. The owner, Angelique, had a great sign on the door. Back in 2007, when I was elected into the Texas Senate, I passed legislation to place the words “In God, We Trust” in the Senate Chamber, placed Under God in our state pledge, and later as Education Chair passed a bill to allow students to say “Merry Christmas” in our public schools. So you know I loved her sign.
My red bus at the Red Wagon.
Next, we traveled further into Central Texas to check out a local bank and to meet people within the Coleman community.
I stopped for lunch in Ballinger at Main Street Soda Fountain and met up with the Mayor and the Sheriff. I was able to meet several local patrons and encouraged them to get out and vote this fall.
I sat down and apologized to the couple at the table for having to eat lunch staring at my face staring at them (see the bottom left photo above!)
After lunch, I traveled to San Angelo for a press conference at the Cactus Hotel, built in the 1920s, by Conrad Hilton. This historic hotel stands 14 stories high and is still the tallest building in San Angelo. I love efficiency and at this stop, I was able to speak on my 131-city bus tour through rural Texas to local news outlets while also touring an iconic landmark.
We stopped in M. L. Leddy’s boot shop after and got a special look at how their boots were made, but more on that in a special report later.
After San Angelo, we drove into Sterling City to visit the County Courthouse and visited an old jailhouse that was built back in 1912.
I ended up stopping for dinner at Mary’s Cafe in Colorado City. If you’re ever in the area, I highly recommend their hamburger steak, so delicious! I met several law enforcement officers and had an impromptu radio interview with the County Judge.
Our last stop was in Snyder where I spoke to several conservatives and encouraged them to vote this November and to tell their friends, family, neighbors, everyone… to get out and VOTE RED!
If you see me in your town, take a picture of my campaign bus using the hashtag #PatrickBusTour22 on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and tag @DanPatrick to be entered to win a campaign gift bag and a private BBQ lunch with Jan and me! Keep a lookout for the bus – I hope to see you out on the road.
Thank you all for your support and for everything you do to keep Texas red. May God bless you and your family, and may He continue to bless the greatest state of all—Texas.
Lieutenant Governor of Texas