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Texas Association of Business' PAC announces endorsements

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AUSTIN — TXBIZ FEDPAC, the political action committee representing the Texas Association of Business, released on Wednesday its endorsement of U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Pilot Point, for re-election to Congress. 

The Texas Association of Business functions like a statewide Chamber of Commerce. TXBIZ FEDPAC, its political arm, says Burgess and other endorsed candidates represent Texas' best interests in Washington and fuel the state's economic growth. 

Burgess, 67, a physician, was first elected to Congress in 2002. He represents Denton County and small slivers of Dallas and Tarrant counties.

"The Texas Association of Business FEDPAC Board chose to support the candidates in our delegation who have remained committed to the growth and success of the state and represented the cornerstone issues that have sparked Texas' excellence in business, entrepreneurship, and innovation," said TXBIZ FEDPAC Chairman Gary Gibson.

Other sitting members of Congress endorsed by TXBIZ FEDPAC include: Sen. Ted Cruz and Congressmen John Ratcliffe, John Culberson, Kevin Brady, Michael McCaul, Mike Conaway, Kay Granger, Mac Thornberry, Randy Weber, Bill Flores, Jodey Arrington, Joaquin Castro, Pete Olson, Will Hurd, Kenny Marchant, Roger Williams, Henry Cuellar, John Carter, Pete Sessions and Mark Veasey. 

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