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Governor Greg Abbott today released a statement welcoming longtime Democrat and Mayor of Dallas Eric Johnson to the Republican Party:

“I am proud to welcome Mayor Johnson to the Republican Party––the party of freedom, opportunity, and economic prosperity,” said Governor Abbott. “Mayor Johnson’s decision to switch parties highlights the stark contrast many Democrat-led cities face: out-of-control crime, reckless spending, and a radical leftist agenda. During Mayor Johnson’s time in office, the City of Dallas has funded their police and championed conservative economic policies, leading to safer neighborhoods and unprecedented economic growth, including attracting Fortune 500 companies to the region, and helping small businesses to thrive. I look forward to continuing to work with Mayor Johnson as we build a brighter, more prosperous Texas of tomorrow.”