On Tuesday’s edition of Lubbock’s First News, former Dallas mayor and U.S. Senate candidate Tom Leppert talked with Chad and Rex about his run for the Senate.

When asked about President Obama’s new budget, Leppert said it was just another example of the president not looking out for the country. He said that the budget contains no real spending cuts, and that revenues are in trouble because of increasing taxes. He also talked about some cabinet positions he’d like to do away with, stating that education should be at a local level, and that it should be the responsibility of the private sector to create jobs. Leppert also commented about the city-owned hotel and convention center that was developed while he was mayor in Dallas.

For more on Tom Leppert’s campaign, visit his website at tomleppert.com. Leppert also plans to visit Lubbock on February 20th at 5:30 PM at the Texas Tech Club.