In Texas, President Trump's team hit the road to shore up support

Trump supporters greet campaign surrogates and former campaign manager Brad Parscale, senior advisor Katrina Pierson and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick during a bus tour stop in San Antonio on Thursday. Credit: Christopher Lee for The Texas Tribune

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SAN ANTONIO — Working to shore up historically red Texas, Republican President Donald Trump's reelection campaign launched a bus tour of the state here Thursday where Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and other surrogates went to pains to argue they are not sweating the state this November.

"Welcome to the Trump bus tour in Texas," Patrick said in his first remarks to reporters off the bus, before quickly volunteering: "We are absolutely 100% confident that President Donald Trump will carry Texas" and "solidly" so.