Texas Patriots PAC announces support for Lone Star College, Hospital District candidates

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 14, 2016
Contact: Luke Bowen: 713.400.1272, luke@texaspatriotspac.com

Texas Patriots PAC announces support for Lone Star College, Hospital District candidates

(The Woodlands, Texas) -  Texas Patriots PAC has announced their support for the November 8th Lone Star College System and Montgomery County Hospital District races, rounding out their guide for voters to consider when going to the polls.

For the contested races for Montgomery County Hospital District, the PAC has chosen to support Brad Spratt for Precinct 2 and Mark Cole for the at-large position 1. 

“Brad Spratt is a rising conservative leader, whose expertise in emergency services as well as his passion for conservative governance will be a welcome asset on the board,” Texas Patriots PAC President Julie Turner said. “Along with the solid conservative leadership Mark Cole has displayed during his time on the board, we expect the Montgomery County Hospital District will remain one of the best in the state.”

For the Lone Star College District races, the PAC has chosen Luis Granados for District 5, which covers The Woodlands and Magnolia, and Ron Trowbridge for District 7, which covers Conroe and east Montgomery County.

“Luis Granados is a reformer whose voice for academic excellence will be very important on the board,” Texas Patriots PAC Treasurer Bill O’Sullivan said. “He is one of the few candidates we’ve seen with a passion for addressing the critical issue of remedial courses the college is forced to spend resources on for students who are not ready for college, which amounts to an unfunded mandate. We look forward to him joining Ron Trowbridge on the board as a trustee who is willing to go against the grain and promote fiscal responsibility.”

Texas Patriots PAC, a non-partisan Tea Party organization dedicated to the election of candidates who share their core values of constitutionally limited government, free markets, and fiscal responsibility, is based in The Woodlands, Texas.  For more information, please visit www.TexasPatriotsPAC.com

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Texas Patriots PAC announces support for Bunch, Boniface, Brown and Rieser

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 7, 2016
Contact: Luke Bowen: 713.400.1272, luke@texaspatriotspac.com

Texas Patriots PAC announces support for Bunch, Boniface, Brown and Rieser

(The Woodlands, Texas) -  Texas Patriots PAC has announced their support for Gordy Bunch, Brian Boniface, John Anthony Brown, and Bruce Rieser for The Woodlands Township Board of Directors. 

“All four of these candidates have displayed an unwavering commitment to representing the interests of The Woodlands’ residents over those of the county and developers,” Texas Patriots PAC treasurer Bill O’Sullivan said. “In this critical time in The Woodlands, it is vital we elect strong leaders who will be undeterred by outside influences and determined to keep The Woodlands beautiful, unique, and fiscally responsible. One attempt has already been rebuffed in the state legislature to move the incorporation decision date from 2057 closer to 2024. This can be done by amending the enabling legislation. We must be vigilant and prepared.”

Texas Patriots PAC issued strong criticism of the false propaganda being issued by their candidates’ detractors. “The political elites are pushing erroneous information to scare the residents against voting for our candidates,” O’Sullivan said. “The truth is, nobody is arguing for incorporation right this instant. We, as well as our supported candidates, only think it is prudent to prepare for inevitable incorporation, so that when it does occur, the impact will be known andminimal. Our detractors apparently want the impact to be severe, as they voted to eliminate the incorporation reserve fund. Keeping the Township the way it is keeps them and their developer friends in power at the expense of the community. Shenandoah and Oak Ridge figured out that becoming a city protects from encroachment by other entities, and Shenandoah exercised their right to stop the Research Forest Dr. flyover against the aligned powers of TxDOT, HGAC, DOT, and The Woodlands itself. The benefits of incorporation are obvious, the necessity is drawing ever nearer, and it is vital to prepare for that day.”

Texas Patriots PAC, a non-partisan Tea Party organization dedicated to the election of candidates who share their core values of constitutionally limited government, free markets, and fiscal responsibility, is based in The Woodlands, Texas.  For more information, please visit www.TexasPatriotsPAC.com

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Texas Patriots PAC announces support for Strahan and Swanson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 3, 2016
Contact: Luke Bowen: 713.400.1272,
luke@texaspatriotspac.com

Texas Patriots PAC announces support for Strahan and Swanson

(The Woodlands, Texas) -  On Tuesday night Texas Patriots PAC announced their support for two Texas House of Representatives candidates whose districts lie within Congressional District 8.

In the open race for House District 18, Texas Patriots PAC announced their support for Keith Strahan. “Keith Strahan has demonstrated a passion for limited government and American values,” Julie Turner, President of Texas Patriots PAC, said. “It is about time the people of House District 18 had a true champion of liberty representing them in the house, and we look forward to the great work Keith will do on their behalf in Austin.”

In the race for House District 150, Texas Patriots PAC announced their support for Valoree Swanson, who is challenging incumbent Debbie Riddle. “Debbie Riddle started her career with a good conservative voting record, but unfortunately has succumbed to the pressures of the Austin establishment,” Turner said. “Whether it be her votes against pro-life legislation and American Laws for American Courts, or her vote for the Democrats’ $15 minimum wage bill, Rep. Riddle has shown that she no longer represents the values of her district. We believe that Valoree Swanson has demonstrated not only the commitment to conservative values, but also the fortitude to withstand the pressures in Austin that will make her a welcome change to the 150th district.”

House Districts 18 and 150 lie within Congressional District 8, where Texas Patriots PAC endorsed candidate Steve Toth is mounting a serious challenge to 20-year incumbent Kevin Brady.

Texas Patriots PAC, a non-partisan Tea Party organization dedicated to the election of candidates who share their core values of constitutionally limited government, free markets, and fiscal responsibility, is based in The Woodlands, Texas.  For more information, please visit www.TexasPatriotsPAC.com

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Texas Patriots PAC releases endorsements in key 2016 races

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 5, 2016
Contact: Luke Bowen: 713.400.1272,
luke@texaspatriotspac.com

Texas Patriots PAC releases endorsements for key 2016 races

(The Woodlands, Texas) -  On Tuesday night, Texas Patriots PAC released their endorsements and recommendations for several local, state, and federal races at their first weekly open meeting of the year, held at the Timber Lakes Baptist Church.

Texas Patriots PAC announced that they are endorsing Senator Ted Cruz for President, and former State Representative Steve Toth for U.S. Congress.

“Since his election to the U.S. Senate, Senator Ted Cruz has proven over and over again to deliver on his promise to stand for liberty,” Texas Patriots PAC President Julie Turner said. “We were proud to endorse him during his Senate race, and wholeheartedly endorse him for President of the United States.”

Turner said that after 20 years in Congress, the current incumbent for District 8 has proven that he is unwilling to vote for the conservative values of his district, most recently evidenced by his support for the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill, which gave President Obama and the Democrat Party everything they wanted. “Whether it be his consistent votes to raise the debt ceiling, his support of the crony-capitalist Export-Import Bank, the bank bailouts, the prescription drug entitlement, or unconstitutional surveillance of American citizens by the NSA, Kevin Brady has established a pattern of voting against the conservative values of his district,” Turner said. “For years, Kevin Brady has not had a serious challenger at the ballot box. Steve Toth is the candidate conservatives in this district have been waiting for.”

Turner praised Steve Toth’s voting record in the Texas House, where he was among the most conservative members constantly challenging the liberal Austin agenda. “Steve Toth has fought for conservative values and limited government in Texas in the same manner we’ve seen from Senator Cruz in the Senate. We enthusiastically endorse Steve Toth for Congress as the candidate who will take on the Washington cartel.”

Texas Patriots PAC also announced their support for Wayne Christian for Railroad Commissioner, JD Lambright for Montgomery County Attorney, Jim Napolitano for Montgomery County Sheriff, and James Noack for Montgomery County Commissioner for Precinct 3.

For the Texas Supreme Court, Texas Patriots PAC announced their support for Michael Massengale for Place 3, Paul Green for Place 5, and Eva Guzman for Place 9.

Texas Patriots PAC holds weekly open meetings every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. at the Timber Lakes Baptist Church located at 1540 Sawdust Road in The Woodlands. Next Tuesday, they will release their endorsements for the Court of Criminal Appeals, the Montgomery County Judicial races, and the Montgomery County Constable races.

Texas Patriots PAC, a non-partisan Tea Party organization dedicated to the election of candidates who share their core values of constitutionally limited government, free markets, and fiscal responsibility, is based in The Woodlands, Texas.  For more information, please visit www.TexasPatriotsPAC.com

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Texas Patriots PAC to host Railroad Commissioner debate

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 2, 2015
Contact: Luke Bowen: 713.400.1272, luke@texaspatriotspac.com

Texas Patriots PAC to host Railroad Commissioner debate

(The Woodlands, Texas) -  Texas Patriots PAC has announced that they will be hosting a debate for candidates running for Railroad Commissioner on Monday, December 7 in The Woodlands. Candidates John Greytok and Ron Hale will be participating, and the debate will be moderated by The Woodlands Township director John McMullan, who is a shareholder in the Global Energy and Infrastructure practice group of international law firm Greenberg Traurig. 

“As the state agency that regulates the energy industry in Texas, the Railroad Commission has a powerful sway over a large portion of the Texas economy,” Julie Turner, President of Texas Patriots PAC, said. “It is very important to elect candidates to the commission who maintain a conservative, pro-growth philosophy and we look forward to learning more about these candidates at this debate.”

The debate will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be hosted at the Timber Lakes Baptist Church, located at 1540 Sawdust Road. Entrance is free, and all are invited to attend. 

Texas Patriots PAC, a non-partisan Tea Party organization dedicated to the election of candidates who share their core values of constitutionally limited government, free markets, and fiscal responsibility, is based in The Woodlands, Texas.  For more information, please visit www.TexasPatriotsPAC.com

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MARINES CELEBRATE THEIR 240TH BIRTHDAY IN TOWN GREEN PARK IN THE WOODLANDS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 9, 2015
Contact: Bill O’Sullivan, 832-704-0925, bjosulliv@aol.com

MARINES CELEBRATE THEIR 240TH BIRTHDAY IN TOWN GREEN PARK IN THE WOODLANDS

(The Woodlands, TX) - On Tuesday November 10th the United States Marine Corps celebrates its 240th Birthday. As has become the local custom, there will be a memorial ceremony and birthday observance at Town Green Park in The Woodlands. The Park is across Lake Robbins Drive from the HEB at Market Street between the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and the Library. It will be held at the Texas Marines Medal of Honor Memorial located in the Park. The Ceremony will start at 4 PM. All are invited.

This year, the Texas Marines Medal of Honor Fund, who conducts the ceremony, will honor the two Marines from the Battle of Tarawa who are honored on the Monument. Their Medal of Honor Citations will be read as part of the Ceremony. There are seventeen Texas born or enlisted Medal of Honor recipients on the Monument. Sixteen are Marines and one is a Navy Corpsman who Marines consider one of their own.   

The Guest of Honor will be Tom Early of The Woodlands who is one of the driving forces in constructing the Monument and a Marine. Tarawa is significant to Tom because Tom attributes saving his brother, Cleland Early, a Silver Star recipient and hero of Guadalcanal, to the heroism exhibited by Hawkins and others on Red Beach on the first day.

The Guest Speaker will be Russ Shoup. Russ is the Senior Vice Commandant of the Eastex Detachment 779 Marine Corps League. Russ is a Marine Officer and a descendant of David M. Shoup who also was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at Tarawa. Colonel Shoup’s leadership and fearlessness on Beach Red Two saved the Landing and led to the ultimate Victory. Russ will relate his story. Colonel Shoup eventually became the Commandant of the Marine Corps.

Following the Memorial ceremony, the Marine Corps Birthday will be observed. The Birthday Ceremony will follow the guidelines used by Marines around the World. The cake will be cut and served in the prescribed manner to those attending.

The Eastex Detachment #779 of The Marine Corps League will be a major participant in the ceremony. State Representative Steve Toth has agreed to do the invocation. Congressman Kevin Brady has been invited to introduce his friend, Tom Early. The Event will be emceed by Bill O’Sullivan of The Woodlands, a Marine Viet Nam Veteran.

 

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Texas Patriots PAC congratulates Laura Fillault, Ann Snyder, and John McMullan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 4, 2015
Contact: Gena Cook,
communications@texaspatriotspac.com, (713) 400-1272

Texas Patriots PAC congratulates Laura Fillault, Ann Snyder, and John McMullan

(The Woodlands, Texas) -  Texas Patriots PAC congratulated Laura Fillault and Ann Snyder on their election, and John McMullan on his re-election to The Woodlands Township Board of Directors.  “The November 3rd election results signal a sea change in what The Woodlands’ residents seek in Township governance,” said Julie Turner, president of the Texas Patriots PAC.  “Voters signaled that they want to see much more appreciation for residents’ experiences and perspectives.  We look forward to working with this new board to retain the unique and precious features of living in The Woodlands while planning for the future.”

Texas Patriots PAC also praised the passage of the new road bond, which was a scaled-back version of the bond the PAC helped to defeat in May. “The passage of the Montgomery County road bond means that our county can begin to address some of the most longstanding mobility problems in the county and avail our county of state transportation funds.” Turner said. “The Texas Patriots PAC will continue to advocate for ways to put our county on a glide path to pay for road maintenance and other ongoing obligations with existing annual revenue.”

Although they had supported Matthew Burton for Position 6, Texas Patriots PAC congratulated Ann Snyder on her victory. “Dr. Snyder earned this victory through her long-standing record of service through Interfaith and before that, serving on the CISD board.  In this campaign, she emphasized her past success building consensus and partnerships with a multitude of local organizations,” Turner said. “The Township Board will be well-served by having someone with such considerable skills in this area.  We wish Dr. Snyder the best success and look forward to working with her.”

Matthew Burton narrowly lost to Ann Snyder in a crowded race. “Matthew Burton earned a remarkable 42% of the vote in his four-way race.  We hope to see him continue to strongly advocate for residents’ views and conservative governance.” Turner said. “We also salute Amos McDonald and wife Jen for their graciousness and hard work during this campaign.”

Texas Patriots PAC volunteers worked hard on behalf of their supported candidates John McMullan, Matthew Burton, and Laura Fillault, for whom the PAC announced their support in October. 

Texas Patriots PAC, a non-partisan Tea Party organization dedicated to the election of candidates who share their core values of constitutionally limited government, free markets, and fiscal responsibility, is based in The Woodlands, Texas.  For more information, please visit www.TexasPatriotsPAC.com

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Montgomery County to Schedule Special Session to Consider November 2015 Road Bond Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONROE, TX. AUGUST 21, 2015

Montgomery County to Schedule Special Session to Consider November 2015 Road Bond Election

Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal announced today that he and Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley have reached an agreement with the Texas Patriots PAC on the proposed framework for a November Road Bond which all parties to the agreement could support. The PAC was one of the leading opponents of the May Road Bond. Judge Doyal has scheduled a special session of the Montgomery County Commissioners court to consider a November 2015 Road Bond Election based on the agreed framework.

The proposal will require the approval of Commissioners Court before it could be put on the November ballot. 

“After two Road Bonds not passing, we were hesitant to attempt another bond this year,” said Judge Doyal.  “But the County’s mobility needs are so acute that we had to try and see if we could come to a proposal we could all support.  We all want what is best for the County, which provided a strong foundation to build agreement upon.”

“We believe this framework for road and bridge funding could serve as a model for other counties in Texas,” Judge Doyal said.

Asked about the recent refusals of Commissioners Court to consider a November bond, Judge Doyal replied “We had to reach a level of trust, which was difficult to do so soon after a failed effort.” He continued, “During these discussions, we came to feel more comfortable as there was real give and take as we worked together.  When you get to know people, you sometimes realize you have more in common than you thought.”

“What also needs to be noted,” offered Commissioner Charlie Riley, “is the focus of this agreement on mobility projects which are a key to our County’s continued growth.” Montgomery County’s population is projected to be at least 50% larger in 20 years.

One of the main features of the agreement is the proposal for two separate bonds. The 2015 proposed bond would be for $280 Million, divided with Precinct 3 receiving $84 Million, Precinct 4 $68 Million and Precincts 1 and 2 $64 Million each. A 2018 proposed bond would be for at least $70 Million, with proceeds divided between the precincts in the same proportion as the earlier bond. The reason given for the division into two bonds is the uncertain impact prolonged low oil prices might have on the County’s growth and revenue base. “I went through the energy cycles of the 80’s and in the worst case everything gets hit including growth and appraisal values,” said Jon Bauman, Vice President of the PAC and a retiree from a major oil company where he spent time in planning. “We think it would be wise to be mindful of the uncertainty the present oil price situation creates for the immediate future of the county.”

In order to dedicate future road bonds to mobility, an alternative means had to be established to fund the wear and tear maintenance on current roads in the county. “This was a key to us,” said Julie Turner, President of the PAC. “We wanted to build on the Commissioners Court recent decision to commit an additional $4 Million to the Road and Bridge Fund in the 2016 Budget.  There appeared to be a genuine desire to fund maintenance on a pay-as-you-go basis instead of by debt.”

Starting with the 2017 budget, the court will annually allocate to the Road and Bridge Fund a minimum of 10.19 percent (the same percentage as the 2016 budget) of each year’s total property tax revenue to be used for road and bridge refurbishing and rehabilitation.

“This agreement puts in place the first steps toward creating a meaningful fund which eventually will be capable of paying for all the County’s road and bridge maintenance requirements,” said Turner. “There are no funds included for the extension of Woodlands Parkway in this proposal.”  

The proposed November Road Bond is already receiving support from a number of the community leaders who opposed the May bond.  Rayford Road is one of the areas where mobility relief is most needed.  Penny Benbow, a co-founder of the Spring Creek Homeowners Coalition, stated, “The Rayford Road Corridor thanks all involved for bringing forth a well-balanced bond proposal which we can support. Relief for our area is long overdue and getting a second shot at it in 2015 is a blessing.”

Former State Representative Steve Toth said:  “While it is not perfect, this new bond is clearly a step in the right direction for Montgomery County." 

After recalling the contentious previous election, Woodlands Township Board Member Gordy Bunch said, “I support this new bond and appreciate the County Judge and Commissioners taking action this year! “

Traffic expert and Director of the Montgomery County Tea Party Ken Vaughn, speaking for himself, stated “I support the bond as the beginning of a journey with lots to do as we go along and the best deal we can do at this time.”

Judge Doyal, Commissioner Riley and the leaders of the Texas Patriots PAC are confident that if the Commissioners Court approve the November Bond as proposed by this agreement, the Bond will attract widespread support from Montgomery County voters.

 

For more information:

Montgomery County: County Judge Craig Doyal (936) 539-7812

Texas Patriots PAC: Bill O’Sullivan (832) 704-0925

 

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Texas Patriots PAC responds to pay raises for Montgomery County Commissioners and County Judge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 14, 2015
Contact: Luke Bowen: 713.400.1272,
luke@texaspatriotspac.com

Texas Patriots PAC responds to pay raises for Montgomery County Commissioners and County Judge

(The Woodlands, Texas) -  Texas Patriots PAC commented on the actions of the Montgomery County commissioners and County Judge to give themselves a 10 per cent pay raise.

“Pay raises ought to be tied to performance, not just comparisons to what others make,” Julie Turner, President of Texas Patriots PAC, said. “Having elected officials vote for their own pay raises gives the public discomfort.”

At Commissioners Court on Tuesday, August 11 the commissioners discussed a pay raise for county employees and the court. The four commissioners currently make approximately $160,000 per year, while the county judge makes approximately $166,000. With the pay raise, the commissioners would all earn approximately $176,000, while the county judge would earn more than $180,000 – potentially the highest pay grades in the state. County employees, on the other hand, would receive a 3 per cent pay raise.

Texas Patriots PAC, a non-partisan Tea Party organization dedicated to the election of candidates who share their core values of constitutionally limited government, free markets, and fiscal responsibility, is based in The Woodlands, Texas.  For more information, please visit www.TexasPatriotsPAC.com

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Texas Patriots PAC condemns Judge Case's actions

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 30, 2015
Contact: Julie Turner, 713 400-1272

Texas Patriots PAC condemns Judge Case’s actions

(The Woodlands, Texas) -  Texas Patriots PAC is appalled by and denounces the ruling by Judge Kelly Case of the 9th District Court declaring unconstitutional the Texas statute criminalizing online solicitation of minors for sex. We further reject the deceitful claims of Judge Case’s supporters that Judge Case’s action was in accord with a ruling by the highest criminal court in Texas, the Court of Criminal Appeals, and a subsequent amendment to the controlling law by the Texas State Legislature. We stand with the prosecution in calling the Judge’s actions a perversion of the Constitution.

On Wednesday, Judge Case declared the state’s online solicitation of a minor law unconstitutional on the basis of freedom of speech in the case of Texas v. Paquette, where the defendant agreed to pay an undercover officer posing as a 14-year-old girl for sex. Judge Case ignored the argument made by the prosecution, and instead ruled that the entire law was unconstitutional, therefore dismissing the case.

“Judge Case had no legitimate grounds for extending the Lo* case to support his ruling,” stated Jon Bauman, Vice President of Texas Patriots PAC. “The Court of Criminal Appeals stated in Lo that statutes like Section 33.021(2)(b) ‘exist in virtually all states and have been routinely upheld as constitutional because offers to engage in illegal transactions [such as sexual assault of a minor] are categorically excluded from First Amendment protection.”

“In the last two and a half years, Judge Case has demonstrated a propensity for issuing outlandish rulings which have uniformly been overruled by higher courts,” said Julie Turner, President of Texas Patriots PAC. “His alarming disrespect for our judicial system has forced the county to pay for multiple unnecessary appeals. Montgomery County deserves a judge who focuses on upholding the law, rather than one willing to contort our precious rights, protected by our Constitution, to free people who would harm our children. Thankfully, we are confident that the appeals court will come through again and reverse this latest atrocity.”

Texas Patriots PAC, a non-partisan Tea Party organization dedicated to the election of candidates who share their core values of constitutionally limited government, free markets, and fiscal responsibility, is based in The Woodlands, Texas.  For more information, please visit www.TexasPatriotsPAC.com

* http://tx.findacase.com/research/wfrmDocViewer.aspx/xq/fac.20131030_0013120.TX.htm/qx


 

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Texas Patriots PAC introduces road bond survey

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 1, 2015
Contact: Luke Bowen: 713.400.1272,
luke@texaspatriotspac.com

Texas Patriots PAC introduces road bond survey

(The Woodlands, Texas) -  Texas Patriots PAC has introduced a survey available on their website in order to assess Montgomery County residents’ opinions on how soon the county should introduce a new bond, what should be included in the bond, and how that money should be spent.

“Residents of Montgomery County spoke clearly last May, and they are demanding a better road bond,” Julie Turner, President of Texas Patriots PAC, said. “Voters rejected the May 9th road bond due to wasteful spending and the lack of a plan. But we all agree that Montgomery County does need a road bond to address our dire mobility needs. Our hope is that through this survey Commissioners Court can get a better idea of what the voters want.”

The survey is available at www.TexasPatriotsPAC.com.

Texas Patriots PAC, a non-partisan Tea Party organization dedicated to the election of candidates who share their core values of constitutionally limited government, free markets, and fiscal responsibility, is based in The Woodlands, Texas.  For more information, please visit www.TexasPatriotsPAC.com

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