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Potter GOP Shares Article from Catholic Organization Taking Aim at Right to Life

The Potter County Republican Party shared an article from the Texas Conference of Catholic Bishops on Friday that takes aim at Texas Right to Life.

On Friday morning, the Potter County Republican Party's official Facebook page shared an article from the organization to perishes that detailed concerns about the organization. In the letter, the group mentioned its main concerns regard pro-life legislation, end-of-life legislation and Texas Right to Life's Voter Guide.

Bill Bandy, chairman of the Potter County Republican Party, told the Amarillo Pioneer that he personally made the posts on the Party's Facebook page and that they are important for this election cycle.

"You guys should have published it before I did," Bandy said. "With an important pro-life group like that, the most religious pro-life organization in the country making a statement like that, it should be of the voters' interest. It's up to them to decide."

Bandy also said that his decision to support the re-election campaign of State Representative Four Price (R-Amarillo), who is being opposed by Texas Right to Life, did not factor into his decision to share the article. Bandy also went on to state that the article was shared in an email with other members of the County Party's executive committee before it was shared on Facebook.

Texas Right to Life is supporting Fritch city manager Drew Brassfield for State Representative in District 87, as well as Amarillo restaurant owner Victor Leal and former Midland mayor Mike Canon for State Senator in District 31.

Voters will decide all of these races on March 6th.

A link to the letter can be found here:

Bill Bandy  Photo by KFDA

Bill Bandy

Photo by KFDA

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