WEST TEXAS (KOSA) -- President Trump endorsed August Pfluger for Congress this afternoon via Twitter.
Pfluger is running for Congressman Mike Conaway's 11th District seat. He's retiring at the end of the term.
In his tweet, President Trump says Pfluger is a "Great Veteran and Strong Leader for Texas." The President also writes that Pfluger supports his #MAGA and #KAG Agenda.
In a news release, Pfluger said, "It’s such an incredible honor to have the support of President Trump in this campaign and I look forward to supporting him, and his America First agenda, when I’m elected to Congress. President Trump was the Commander-in-Chief when I flew combat missions against ISIS, and just a few years later, I was serving on his national security team in the White House. Working for President Trump is what first inspired me to run for Congress…I saw what he was doing, and I wanted to help him defend our values and fight for the future of our country. I’m just incredibly grateful and humbled by his support.”
The primary election is March 3rd.