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The billionaire Wilks family bankrolls one of its own in run for Texas House

The family has pumped millions from its fracking fortune into Texas politics, backing hardline conservative candidates and causes. Now one member of the clan is vying for the House District 60 seat being vacated by Rep. Mike Lang.

From left: Jon Francis and Glenn Rogers are among the four Republicans running for the open seat in Texas House District 60.

“I guess they don’t have a better way to spend that money”

“Votes are not for sale in this district”

“I don’t own a white flag”

“Disrespect for the process”

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