The 1.7 million veterans who call Texas home are watching closely to see which presidential candidate shows what it takes to be the next commander-in-chief of the armed forces. While some veterans say they favor Republican Donald Trump’s boldness, others see promise in Democrat Hillary Clinton’s steadiness.
There’s support among Texas veterans as well for Libertarian Gary Johnson, who promotes a limited domestic policy and a more hands-off role for the United States abroad.
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Read more about Texas veterans here:
- State lawmakers are exploring what should be done about the spiraling costs of a veterans tuition program known as Hazlewood.
- VA staffing shortages in the Corpus Christi area have created monthslong waits for many of the veterans trying to see primary care doctors, dentists and other specialists.
- Former Gov. Rick Perry and retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell joined forces at the Republican National Convention to pitch their party's nominee Donald Trump to veterans.