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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick talks re-election, law enforcement in Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi is just one of 130 cities on Patrick's 20-day re-election campaign tour.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick’s campaign trail led him to Corpus Christi this week for the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Conference at the American Bank Center.

The conference is held by members of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, a state agency that establishes and enforces ethical standards for Texas law enforcement, corrections and telecommunications personnel. 

Patrick discussed border security and delivered a message of appreciation for the 1,200 members of law enforcement at the event.

"I wanted to come down today just to thank them for what they do, brave men and women who put their lives on the line every day for Texas families," Patrick said. "I just wanted to let them know that Texas supports our law enforcement. We have their back because they have our back."

Patrick also made a stop by the Omni Hotel before the event to talk about some of his views on law enforcement, border security and his accomplishments in office.

Patrick is up against Democrat Mike Collier for a rematch in the race for lieutenant governor. Although several state Republican leaders are endorsing Collier, the polls suggest that it's still Patrick’s race to lose.


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