My Bus Has Arrived in East Texas

I joined Laura Ingraham Angle last night in Houston

Laura Ingraham

Yesterday was a very full day. My bus tour began early in Longview and concluded in Nacogdoches at 7pm. I ended my evening last night with my good friend of 20 years, Laura, on her show on Fox, the Ingraham Angle, in Houston a few hours later. You can click here to watch the clip.

I flew from Nacogdoches to Houston, drove to the studio, and then flew back to Nacogdoches. Upon landing around 11, we then drove 50 miles to Crockett, Texas. I started my morning today at the Moosehead Cafe for a breakfast get-out-the-vote rally at 8 am to start another day on the tour.

Howdy from my Bus Tour!

I am traveling across Texas to recognize, galvanize, and mobilize rural Texans across the state to vote RED! I started my East Texas tour in Longview at HATCO to take a tour of their facilities and meet the employees. HATCO manufactures both Resistol and Stetson hats, and they also make the hats our brave DPS officers wear. They produce around 7-8 thousand hats a week!



HATCO Greeting

Afterwards, I headed over to Tyler for a lunch with Senator Bryan Hughes and several others. Then I went to the Historic Aviation Memorial Museum (HAMM) to speak to the local press about early voting, the election, and what my priorities would be for the upcoming session. If you have never been to HAMM, I highly recommend it. They have a wonderful collection and a great display of handcrafted model airplanes made from scratch.

Hughes Luncheon

Aviation Museum


Next, I traveled over to Henderson to tour the West Fraser Lumber Mill. It was a sight to see – and especially impressive seeing a huge tree trunk get cut down into several 2x4s!

West Fraser Lumber Mill

Mill Workers

In the afternoon, I needed my caffeine fix so I stopped by the Postmasters Coffee Co. in Jacksonville for an iced tea. There was a great crowd of people and the tea was delicious!

Postmasters Coffee

I then headed over to Nacogdoches to meet with the Nacogdoches GOP. It was a packed house! Everywhere I go, I meet people who have fled from blue states and moved to Texas. A couple told me they had been driving around the country to find out where they wanted to move, and while they were listening to the local radio station in Nacogdoches, they heard the next day was “Take your Bible to School Day.” They knew they had found their home.

Nacogdoches GOP

Nacogdoches Speaking

A Great Event

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If you see me in your town, take a picture of my campaign bus using the hashtag #PatrickBusTour on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and tag @DanPatrick to be entered to win a campaign gift bag! 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.


Dan Patrick

Dan Patrick
Lieutenant Governor of Texas