In Tweet, President Donald Trump Endorses Four Leading Texas Elected Officials

President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that Texans should vote for Gov. Greg Abbott, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, Attorney General Ken Paxton and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick in March

President Donald Trump leads a video teleconference monitoring current tropical storm conditions and damage assessments in southeastern Texas on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, from a conference room at Camp David, near Thurmont, MD.

Four of Texas’ top statewide elected officials have the support of President Donald Trump.

“I want to encourage all of my many Texas friends to vote in the primary for Governor Greg Abbott, Senator Ted Cruz, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and Attorney General Ken Paxton,” Trump tweeted Tuesday. “They are helping me to Make America Great Again! Vote early or on March 6th.”

All four Republican politicians Trump mentioned are running for re-election this year. None faces competitive races in next month’s primaries, however. In fact, Trump’s tweet left out the two officials facing the most competitive statewide GOP primary races in 2018 — Land Commissioner George P. Bush and Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller.

The tweet comes one day after Abbott met with Trump and several cabinet secretaries during a trip to Washington, D.C.

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