And Now the Austin Ex-Politicians Are Endorsing

Barrientos and Mattox declare for Sen. Clinton

Following up on our previous posts about Austin pols choosing sides between Barack or Hillary, now even the former office-holders are coming out of the woodwork. This morning, former Texas Attorney General Jim Mattox and former Austin state Sen. Gonzalo Barrientos said they're for Clinton in separate press releases.

Sez Gonzo: “Hillary has a long history fighting for the American people and I am proud to support her today. Whether working to protect voter rights or fighting for universal health care, Hillary has consistently demonstrated that she values the issues that are important to the Hispanic community. We need a leader who has the strength and experience to lead on day one. Hillary doesn’t just talk about change, she delivers change. My brothers and sisters, I urge you to stand in support of Hillary, so together we can help make history.”

Sez Mattox: "In Texas we have a phrase, 'she's earned her spurs.' Hillary has spent more than 35 years earning her spurs and she is the best leader for our country," said General Mattox. "Whether working for universal health care or passing legislation to protect our nation's veterans, Hillary has spent a lifetime fighting for the American people. Hillary does more than just deliver beautiful speeches, she delivers results."

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