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Published on Aug 21, 2010
8/21/2010 - AUSTIN - "It's an honor to welcome the National Guard to Texas.
Now if I could just get about 1,000 of you to stick around after this convention wraps up and help us secure our southern border we'd be in great shape.
Unfortunately, Texas is getting just a little more than 20% of the Guard troops that Washington recently decided to send south although we account for about 64% of America's border with Mexico so I'll just keep asking.
During my time in the Air Force, I was always told the squeaky wheel gets the grease so I'll keep calling for the Guard because I know you'll get the job done, and done right.
My calls for troops have gotten more impassioned lately as we see more indications that the drug-related violence plaguing northern Mexico is spilling over the border into Texas. With more than 28,000 dead in Mexico due to drug-related violence since 2006 there can be no doubt the stakes are high."