EDINBURG – Today, Governor Greg Abbott’s campaign announced the endorsement of the National Border Patrol Council at a press conference in Edinburg. Governor Abbott joined National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) President Brandon Judd, NBPC Executive Vice President Paul Perez, and other border patrol agents at their local Border Patrol Council office for the announcement. 

To coincide with the endorsement, the campaign released a state-wide television commercial entitled, “National Border Patrol Council Endorses Governor Greg Abbott” featuring NBPC President Brandon Judd. The ad includes Judd’s comments on why his National Border Patrol Council is supporting Governor Abbott in this year’s election: “No other Governor has done more to secure the border than Greg Abbott.”

Texans for Greg Abbott also released a state-wide radio ad featuring Judd.

 

Ad Facts for “National Border Patrol Council Endorses Governor Greg Abbott:

BRANDON JUDD – PRESIDENT, NATIONAL BORDER PATROL COUNCIL: “Joe Biden refuses to secure our southern border. He’s crippled law enforcement and emboldened dangerous drug cartels, criminals and human traffickers.”

CHYRON: Rural Sheriffs Concerned Border Crisis Increasing Crime – News 4 San Antonio

  • News 4 San Antonio Headline: “Rural Sheriffs Concerned Border Crisis Increasing Crime Rate In Their Counties”(News 4 San Antonio, 6/8/21)

JUDD: “That’s why the National Border Patrol Council is proud to endorse Governor Greg Abbott for reelection.”

CHYRON: National Border Patrol Council Endorses Gov. Greg Abbott

JUDD: “He deployed new resources to assist law enforcement…”

CHYRON: “Abbott Sends State Troopers, National Guard To Border” – Texas Tribune

  • Texas Tribune Headline: “Greg Abbott Sends State Troopers, National Guard To Border After Increase In Fentanyl Seizures”(Texas Tribune, 5/27/21)

JUDD: “…and he’s cracked down on criminal activity.”

CHYRON: “Stepped-Up Arrests At The Border” – Corpus Christi Caller Times

  • Corpus Christi Caller Times: “Abbott Ordered The Stepped-Up Arrests At The Border…” “Abbott ordered the stepped-up arrests at the border as a priority under the argument that if migrants are charged with a state crime, they won’t have to be immediately turned over to federal immigration authorities.” (John C. Moritz, “National Guard Troops Help Make More Than 7,700 Arrests At Texas’ Southern Border,” Corpus Christi Caller Times, 10/21/21)

JUDD: “No other Governor has done more to secure our border than Greg Abbott.”

CHYRON: National Border Patrol Council Endorses Gov. Greg Abbott

JUDD: “Joe Biden isn’t protecting America, but Texas and Governor Abbott are stepping up.”

Transcript For “National Border Patrol Council Radio Ad”:

SEAN HANNITY, FOX NEWS: “An unmitigated disaster at our southern border and you pay the full price. This is a full-blown crisis. It is a humanitarian crisis. It is a national security crisis. It is a health and safety for you and your family crisis.”

VO: “Joe Biden’s weak border policies have made America and Texas less safe. Take it from Brandon Judd, President of the National Border Patrol Council.”

BRANDON JUDD – PRESIDENT, NATIONAL BORDER PATROL COUNCIL: “Joe Biden refuses to secure our southern border. He’s crippled law enforcement and emboldened dangerous drug cartels, criminals and human traffickers. That’s why the National Border Patrol Council is proud to endorse Governor Greg Abbott for reelection. He deployed new resources to assist law enforcement and he’s cracked down on criminal activity. No other Governor has done more to secure our border than Greg Abbott.

VO: “Vote on March 1st. Governor Greg Abbott: securing the future of Texas.”