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Campaign Group Tied to Amarillo Matters Seeking Employees on WTAMU Campus

A campaign management company tied to the political action committee Amarillo Matters is seeking to hire students on West Texas A&M University's campus.

Murphy Nasica, a political campaign management company, is distributing a flyer on the campus of WTAMU, seeking field operatives to work on "different Republican campaigns." The employees are asked to be "clean cut," "honest," "reliable," and "outgoing," among other things.

A spokesperson for Murphy Nasica did not return the Amarillo Pioneer's request for comment.

During the 2017 Amarillo City Council elections, Amarillo Matters, a political action committee backed by local political insiders, spent over $186,000 with the political action committee, supporting five candidates for the City Council.

It is unclear whether Amarillo Matters plans to spend in the upcoming county elections to the extent that the committee spent in 2017. However, the committee originally announced after its formation that it intended to support the re-election bid for State Senator Kel Seliger. Seliger is currently facing former Midland mayor Mike Canon and Amarillo restaurateur Victor Leal in his upcoming re-election bid. 

Murphy Nasica has also been hired for campaign services by the Greg Abbott campaign and Congressman Mac Thornberry's campaign.

It is also unclear whether Amarillo Matters or any other campaigns are behind the hirings with Nasica.

For more information about Murphy Nasica, visit

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