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Former White House doctor Jackson goes to Texas GOP runoff

1 year 8 months 4 weeks ago Wednesday, March 04 2020 Mar 4, 2020 March 04, 2020 12:01 AM March 04, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By JIM VERTUNO
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Former White House physician and one-time nominee to head the Department of Veterans Affairs Ronny Jackson has advanced to a runoff in the Republican primary for a rural Texas congressional seat. Jackson's VA nomination by President Donald Trump in 2018 was derailed by allegations of drinking on the job and over-prescribing drugs. He denied those allegations. Jackson retired from the Navy in 2019 and launched his political campaign. He seeks the seat held by retiring Rep. Mac Thornberry in a district considered safely Republican. Jackson will face agriculture advocate Josh Winegarner in a May runoff.

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