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West Texas Republicans fired up after RNC

TAMPA BAY, FL (KCBD) -

The Republican National Convention in Tampa has come and gone but a few West Texans had a front row seat for all of the RNC events.

"It's been outstanding and I think the lineup of speakers that we've heard so far here I think speaks well to the Republican Party," Congressman Randy Neugebauer said.

Congressman Neugebauer traveled to Tampa with high expectations and is leaving satisfied with the message the RNC spread.

"The message that the Republicans are sending to the American people is that we have ideas, we have people that have accomplished things, and at a time in this country that we have some pretty pressing issues, they've got a decision to make," Neugebauer said.

However, Neugebauer wasn't the only West Texan to witness history on the convention floor. 24-year old Kristen Vander-Plas traveled to Tampa for her first convention.

"It's been really great, I had high expectations and it's exceeded those. I've obviously watched every convention since I was old enough to understand what was going on, but it's nothing like actually being there," Vander-Plas said.

The delegates from the 19th District say they know what's important for voters on the South Plains.

"West Texas, you know, we're tiny, but when it comes especially to the state and the nation, we're very important. Sometimes people forget that and we're down here to make sure people don't forget that," Vander-Plas said.

One thing is for sure, the Texas delegation and their Lonestar pride has definitely left its mark on RNC history.

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