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KFYO EXCLUSIVE: Craig James Talks Senate Race and West Texas on Lubbock’s First News [AUDIO]

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In an exclusive KFYO interview, U.S. Senate candidate Craig James talked with Chad Hasty and Rex Andrew about his campaign and what he thinks of West Texas on the Wednesday edition of Lubbock’s First News.

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James is well-known in the Lubbock area for his involvement in the firing of Texas Tech football head coach Mike Leach after Leach allegedly locked James’s son, Adam, in a supply closet after Adam suffered a concussion. In the interview, James still stands by his actions and insists he was trying to protect his son.

“We defended our son against an act that was unheard of. You can’t bully people. You can’t do what was done to Adam…when you do those kind of things, you’ve got to pay a price for it, and the consequences for your actions. Mike Leach is responsilbe for his own  failures.”

James said that he does not feel uncomfortable in Lubbock, and that he plans to come down to West Texas in person to campaign. James also defended himself concerning aleegation that he accepted gifts from boosters during his time at SMU.

James also spoke about his campaign for U.S. Senate, saying that he would like to bring a “common sense approach,” to Washington, and gave his views on various political issues. For more on Craig James’s campaign, you can visit his website at

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