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Texas Scorecard by Matt Stringer July 31, 2020

The historic presidential visit included a campaign fundraiser in Odessa and a tour of an oil rig.

A historic presidential visit to the City of Odessa in the heart of the Permian Basin oil fields on Wednesday saw an outpouring of support for President Donald Trump, with the president signaling his administration’s support for the oil and gas industry.

The trip started with a campaign fundraiser at the Odessa Downtown Convention Center, where the president delivered a powerful speech before a sold-out luncheon attended by more than 400 supporters.

Accompanying the president was Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, and former governor and Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, who all spoke before the president was introduced by Odessa energy industry leader Bubba Saulsbury.

Also traveling with the president were several cabinet officials and members of Congress, including Col. August Pfluger and other Texas congressional candidate nominees.

Pfluger, who was recently elected to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Midland) for the 11th Congressional District, emphasized the importance of American energy independence to national security during his campaign.

“I personally thanked President Donald J. Trump for his efforts and pledged to stand with him in the fight for energy security and independence,” Pfluger wrote in a statement on his campaign Facebook page.

The campaign fundraiser was ultimately a huge success for the campaign, reportedly raising over $7 million for the president’s re-election efforts, and served as a clear sign that the industry that powers American stands with the president.

After the fundraiser, the president traveled via motorcade to an oil rig owned by Double Eagle Energy Company, where he was given a tour of the operation and gave a nationally televised speech.


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