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GOP leaders congratulate Trump on winning presidency

Gov. Abbott, Speaker Ryan congratulate Trump

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(CNN)

SAN ANTONIO – Moments after winning the presidency, several GOP leaders sent out congratulatory statements to President-elect Donald Trump.

“I want to congratulate Donald Trump on his incredible victory,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said. “It marks a repudiation of the status quo of failed liberal progressive policies. We are eager to work hand-in-hand with the new administration to advance an agenda to improve the lives of the American people.”

"I look forward to working with the new administration to ensure that we secure our border, restore the balance of power between the states and the federal government, and end the federal overreach that has unfortunately become a staple of the outgoing executive’s legacy,” Gov. Greg Abbott said. "Here in Texas, we will continue to fight for conservative, limited government principles that create economic opportunity and prosperity for all.”

“This is a great night for our country and a great night for Texas. It is a new day in America,” Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said. “Change is finally coming to Washington. The voices of voters who have been ignored by the Washington establishment, the Democrat establishment and the media establishment, finally were heard loud and clear.

"The American people have delivered a resounding message that they’re ready for change, and eager for Republicans to tackle the big challenges facing our nation. I look forward to working with President-elect Trump to address the critical issues Texans and the American people have entrusted us to solve,” Sen. John Cornyn said.