< }}” alt=”9406491_G_1_.jpg” width=”250″ />Jim Landtroop, former State Representative in District 85, made a strong statement on independence in his current bid for office. 

Former Representative Jim Landtroop announced that he’s running for the District 84 seat on Monday.

Landtroop represented District 85 in the Texas legislature from 2010 to 2012, but he lost a re-election bid when the districts were redrawn.

In an interview with KCBD News in Lubbock, Landtroop was asked about the issue of Texas secession. Landtroop’s was strong and very clear.

I will fall on the sword for Texas’ right to govern themselves. So I am open to any measure or means necessary in order to do that.

His opponent’s response wasn’t nearly as clear, although he didn’t rule it out. Rep. John Frullo had this to say.

Secession is one of those things that we all like to talk about, we dream about we feel that we can do better individually as Texans and as well as a state if we didn’t have Washington D.C. out there helping us. So that’s the exciting part if you look into the reality it becomes a lot more complex.

Landtroop will face off against Frullo in the March Republican Primary.

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