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Texas Agriculture Commissioner Visits Sherman

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SHERMAN, TX -- Texas Agricultural Commissioner Todd Staples paid a visit to Texoma Tuesday.   Staples spoke to the Sherman Rotary Club Tuesday afternoon. 

Staples, the Republican incumbent, faces Democrat Hank Gilbert in the November general election.  Even though Gilbert has attacked Staples as a member of the good ole' boys club in Austin, Staples says his experience is just what Texas needs.  "As Commissioner of Agriculture, it's my job to be an advocate for farmers and ranchers and consumers who rely on this very abundant and safe food supply.  I'm proud to work with many of the great Texans all across our state to get that job done."  Staples and Gilbert ran against each other for Ag Commissioner back in 2006, with Staples getting 54% of the vote.