AUSTIN – Today, Governor Greg Abbott held a campaign rally in the first stop of his “Celebration of Texas Tour” at historic Smitty’s Market in Lockhart. After being introduced by State Representative John Cyrier, Governor Abbott addressed the crowd to announce his re-election, discussing his vision to secure the future of Texas and build on the many victories he has achieved for our state. 

“We will not let big government socialists destroy our state with their radical agenda,” said Governor Abbott. “Together, we’ve made Texas a national and international economic juggernaut. Texas is the number one state to start a small business. Last year, Texas went from the 10th largest economy in the world to the 9th largest economy.  And today, more Texans have jobs than ever before, and more Caldwell County residents have jobs today than ever before.” 

Governor Abbott also highlighted his coordinated efforts to secure our southern border in the federal government’s ongoing absence. “One of the greatest safety threats to Texas is Biden’s reckless and dangerous open border policy,” he said. “Texas has responded with the strongest border security effort by any state ever. We provided $3 billion for Texas to secure the border and added 15 laws cracking down on the heinous crime of human trafficking.” 

On his “Celebration of Texas Tour,” Governor Abbott will travel across the state, hosting 60 events with Texans in communities throughout the Lone Star State before the primary election in March.