Mar 4, 2020      


Hunt: “A Vote for Lizzie is a Vote for Bernie and the Pelosi Agenda”


Houston, TX – Tonight Wesley Hunt won the Republican primary in TX-07 outright, setting up a general election matchup with Lizzie Fletcher.  Hunt for Congress released the following statement:


“I am humbled by the support I have received from Houstonians and people across Texas.  We have incredible grassroots energy.  We’ve held 55 meet and greets.  We’ve knocked on over 100,000 doors and made 100,000 phone calls.  And we have thousands of grassroots donors,” Hunt said.  “That is how a political outsider who started the race completely unknown ended up with over 50 percent in a six-way race, and that is how we are going to beat Lizzie Fletcher in November.” 


“Let me be clear.  A vote for Lizzie is a vote for Bernie and the Pelosi agenda.  Lizzie Fletcher ran promising to provide independent leadership. She’s broken her promise.  Instead, Fletcher voted to make Pelosi speaker, voted with Pelosi nearly 100 percent of the time, and she even voted for impeachment.  And Lizzie Fletcher will support all of Bernie Sanders’ agenda too, from the Green New Deal, to eliminating private health insurance and decriminalizing illegal immigration,” Hunt said.  “Bernie Sanders disdains our way of life and brags about destroying the energy industry and our jobs, and Lizzie Fletcher’s actions make clear she will side with Bernie and the Democratic leadership in Washington.”


“I will fight for our jobs, our values and our way of life in Congress.  I put my life on the line in combat to defend the United States from foreign enemies, and I want to continue serving to stop domestic threats like the Green New Deal, socialist health care and illegal immigration,” Hunt added.  “In the military, it’s not about Democrats and Republicans.  It’s about getting results and completing the mission.  In Congress, I’ll bring people together and work across the aisle in good faith to protect our jobs, prevent flooding, improve health care and make sure our children have a bright, safe future.”


Since launching his campaign last April, Wesley Hunt has raised over $2 million, secured endorsements from President Trump, Senator Cruz and dozens of local elected officials and party leaders.  Hunt’s fundraising has dramatically outpaced Lizzie Fletcher’s fundraising from the same point in 2018.


Wesley Hunt is a West Point graduate, Army combat veteran and Apache helicopter pilot.  Upon his honorable discharge from the Army as a captain, Wesley attended Cornell University where he earned a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), a Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) and a Master of Industrial and Labor Relations (M.I.L.R.).  Wesley works for Perry Homes and is involved in numerous charitable and community organizations in the Houston area.  Wesley and his wife Emily welcomed their first child, Victoria, last year.