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Former Trump Official Wins Texas Primary Runoff

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Trump knows winners…

On Tuesday, former Trump official Katrina Pierson won her primary fight and will now represent a deep-red Texas House district.

Republican Katrina Pierson, who served as the spokesperson for former President Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, defeated incumbent state Rep. Justin Holland (R) in Tuesday’s primary runoff for Texas’ 33rd House District, according to Fox News. Pierson is the presumptive winner of November’s general election since no Democrat candidate is standing in the race.

Holland, who was first elected in 2016, opposed key legislation supported by Abbott that would have paved the way for Texas parents to send their children to private or religious affiliated schools using public funding.

Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott endorsed Pierson in the race to take down Holland.

Holland has also faced scrutiny for a number of other positions he’s taken, including supporting legislation last year that would have raised the age to purchase “assault” style rifles from 18 to 21, and voting in favor of impeaching Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

Republicans currently hold 86 of the 150 seats in the Texas state House, a majority of 11.

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