Earlier today, TSCRA PAC, the political arm of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, the largest livestock organization in Texas, which represents over 16,000 ranching families, cattle operations and businesses, announced its endorsement of Dan Branch for Texas Attorney General in 2014. Established in 1877, the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Associaton is the oldest livestock organization in the state of Texas, with a long history of working with the Texas Rangers to prevent cattle theft and protect property rights.
“Dan Branch has a strong record of protecting private property rights and free enterprise,” said Pete Bonds, TSCRA president and TSCRA PAC co-chairman. “As a longtime TSCRA member, Dan and his family know how important the cattle industry is to our state’s economy. We know he will continue to defend ranchers and landowners against over-reaching government regulations and the taking of our private property rights, which is why the TSCRA PAC is proud to support him.”
“The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association is a deep-rooted Texas institution with a legendary history,” Dan Branch said. “I am grateful and honored to receive their endorsement. As the next Texas Attorney General, I look forward to continuing my strong relationship with the Texas Cattle Raisers to help maintain Texas’ reputation as a cattle industry leader.”
The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (PAC) joins a growing list of Texans and organizations endorsing Dan Branch for Attorney General. Since announcing his candidacy for Texas Attorney General, Dan Branch has received the endorsement of:
- The Texas Farm Bureau AGFUND, representing 580,000 member-families;
- The Texas Department of Public Safety Officers Association PAC, representing over 3,700 law enforcement officers;
- The Texas Municipal Police Association (TMPA), representing over 20,000 law enforcement officers;
- The Dallas Police Association, representing over 4,000 law enforcement officers;
- Four former Texas Supreme Court Justices, including a former U.S. Attorney General and a former Chief Justice;
- Ten former top legal advisers to Attorney General Greg Abbott;
- 13 legal and campaign advisers to U.S. Senator Ted Cruz;
- Eight conservative former U.S. Supreme Court clerks;
- Federalist Society leaders across Texas;
- The Texas Medical Association TEXPAC, representing over 50,000 physicians, medical students and family members;
- The Texas Hospital Association HOSPAC, representing over 369,000 healthcare professionals;
- The Texas Association of Builders HOMEPAC, representing over 10,000 members;
- The Texas Apartment Association, representing over 10,000 members;
- A majority of the Texas House of Representatives Republican Caucus, including the Tea Party Caucus Chairman;
- Over 125 leaders and members of the Texas Federation of Republican Women, and
- Over 30 Young Republican Federation leaders and grassroots activists across Texas
A lifelong Republican, Dan Branch has worked on behalf of numerous conservative causes, including serving as an adviser to George W. Bush’s presidential and gubernatorial campaigns, an attorney on the Florida recount legal team, a leader of the Reagan/Bush re-election effort in Texas and an aide to U.S. Senator John Tower.
As a top rated attorney with more than three decades of experience, Dan Branch has risen to the highest levels of the legal profession, serving as a judicial clerk and attorney for the Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court, practicing with some of the most respected lawyers in Texas, starting his own law firm and helping to build one of Texas’ largest law firms.
An accomplished lawmaker, Dan Branch has a proven record of fighting for Texas, getting results and making a difference. For the last decade, Dan has served in the Texas House of Representatives where he has helped balance six budgets, cut taxes, championed innovative reforms to reduce frivolous lawsuits and improve higher education. He successfully sponsored laws defending the religious liberties and property rights of Texans from an overreaching federal government and authored landmark constitutional amendments to reduce the size of Texas government and make state government more transparent.
As Attorney General, Dan Branch will stand up to an overreaching federal government, fight for open government and preserve limited government here in Texas.
Dan lives in Dallas with his wife, Stacey, and is the father of their five children.