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Rep. Fallon Leaving House Seat to Run for Texas Senate

By    |   Tuesday, 14 November 2023 10:09 AM EST

Rep. Pat Fallon, R-Texas, is giving up his seat in Congress to run for the Texas Senate, The Texas Tribune reported.

Fallon filed papers to run in Senate District 32 — a seat he once held. It became open when Sen. Drew Springer announced he would not seek reelection.

"At the end of the day, the decision came down to, If we lose Texas, we lose the nation," Fallon said. "It's just terribly important to ensure that Texas has written a great success story, and I want to keep moving that forward."

Fallon had held the state Senate seat for two years before Springer. He said his time in the state Senate was "the best two years I ever spent" in politics. Fallon gave up the seat to make a successful bid for Congress.

Fallon's decision to go for the seat almost immediately won the backing of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.

"Pat was a solid member when he served in the Senate, and now he returns from Washington with a wealth of new experience," Patrick said. "I am proud to endorse [Fallon] and look forward to joining him on the campaign trail."

Fallon's congressional district is considered safely Republican, the Tribune noted.

His announcement came on Monday — the same day Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, announced he was retiring.

Fallon is a member of the Armed Services and Oversight and Accountability committees, according to Roll Call. He has been a vocal critic of the Biden administration's handling of the southern border.

He had filed articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the outlet noted.

Jeffrey Rodack

Jeffrey Rodack, who has nearly a half century in news as a senior editor and city editor for national and local publications, has covered politics for Newsmax for nearly seven years.

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Rep. Pat Fallon, R-Texas, is giving up his seat in Congress to run for the Texas Senate, The Texas Tribune reported. Fallon filed papers to run in Senate District 32 — a seat he once held. It became open when state Sen. Drew Springer announced he would not seek...
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