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Arrington says 'I bleed red and black'

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Six candidates are seeking the state senate seat formerly held by Robert Duncan.

Latest campaign finance reports show that two candidates are leading the pack in hefty campaign contributions, former State Representative Charles Perry and Jodey Arrington.

Charles Perry - $287,106

Jodey Arrington - $230,786

Delwin Jones - $68,780

Greg Wortham - $10,359

Kerry Douglas McKennon - $855

E.M. Garza - $0

KCBD is introducing you to the top two fundraising candidates.

You've seen the ads on TV for Jodey Arrington. He is clear about a few things: his support of guns, right to life and protecting the border.

But in his personal life, he's focused on being a family man.

He says that what District 28 needs most is a strong leader.

"I am of the farming, faith-based community of Plainview. I am Texas Tech, I bleed red and black and I am a product of my family, my church and this place I call home," Arrington says.

Arrington cites an impressive resume, including his time served as George W. Bush's Special Assistant.

"I learned leadership working alongside George W. Bush," Arrington says.

His term serving in the White House included one of the most challenging times in our country's history, September 11 of 2001.

"People screaming there's another plane and it's headed for the White House get out get out," Arrington remembers. "Girls were taking their heels off so they could run. You could see the smoke billowing up from the Pentagon from the White House complex and jets were scrambling - it was chaotic."

"Some things are better caught than taught, I caught leadership from people like George Bush."

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