Some use state ag post as stepping stone

Dallas Morning News - 'This office is one that people have started looking at,' said Cindy Rugeley, an assistant professor of political science at Texas Tech University. 'It enables [an officeholder] to establish ID as pro-Texas and pro-Texas business.'

He bellows at Washington in a thick Texas twang.

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"This office is one that people have started looking at," said Cindy Rugeley, an assistant professor of political science at Texas Tech University. "It enables [an officeholder] to establish ID as pro-Texas and pro-Texas business."

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