US Senator Makes Stop at Estacado High School

Published 02/20 2014 05:19PM

Updated 02/20 2014 05:32PM

By Ashley Hinson

LUBBOCK, TX-- US Senator John Cornyn took a break from the capitol grind Thursday to meet with students at Lubbock ISD and to share his thoughts on the upcoming primary election.

"It's good to be back home," said Cornyn

The senator visited Estacado High School to showcase a new web-based program that helps students make wise financial decisions.

"Part of this curriculum is even being taught at the elementary school level is pretty amaznig because these are things people need to learn you might call them life skills," Cornyn said.

It's a program Cornyn said congress could even benefit from.

"One of the biggest problems Washington D.C has today is we're spending money that's not coming in the front door," he said.

But Thursday was not just about money skills; Cornyn also focusd on the upcoming election and what he wants for West Texas including shutting down the EPA's efforts to increase federal regulations.

"Making life more difficult, trying to federalize drainage ditches and ponds, is counterproductive and I think really beyond the reach of the federal government," Cornyn said.

Challenger Ken Cope, an ex military man and business executive, agrees that water and energy are major talking points, but he doesn't think it's Cornyn who can make a difference.

"I supported him the last two elections, but I can no longer support him," said Cope. "It's time to come out and make some changes."

Early voting is currently underway and runs through the 28th with election day on March 4th.

For a list of polling locations visit

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