Election season is heating up in West Texas. The Chad Hasty Show airs 8:30-11am on 790AM KFYO.

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Battle for TX19

With Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson and Jodey Arrington making their campaigns for Congress official, election season in West Texas is heating up.

Robertson announced his decision yesterday and will hold a campaign kick off event on the 26th according to KFYO News. Today, Arrington will be holding a campaign event to kick off his run.

The race for TX-19 will be an interesting race to watch and follow. The Mayor has strong name recognition in Lubbock and is appealing to ag producers. Arrington is known, but he is known for losing badly to Texas State Senator Charles Perry. Other candidates like Greg Garrett are largely unknown candidates who will have to fight right from the start to get noticed.

There will be some who will hold it against Jodey Arrington that he worked for former President George W. Bush. Not me though. I think it is silly to hold it against Arrington that he worked for the former President. Still, I don't think it will be something that Arrington will want to highlight too often.

A lot of money will be spent on this race and a lot of miles will be traveled. I look forward to hearing from each of the candidates during the race and I look forward to having them on my show.

Violence in Israel

Have you noticed that not too many news organizations seem to be following the breakout of violence in Israel lately? According to FOX, the violence seems to be getting worse.

Israel's military deployed hundreds of troops Wednesday to help police trying to stop a wave of deadly Palestinian shooting and stabbing attacks that have triggered panic across the country.

Police also say they shot a Palestinian who stabbed a 70-year-old Israeli woman outside Jerusalem's main bus station. Investigators say the woman was moderately wounded. The attacker's identity and condition were not immediately known.

Eight Israelis and 30 Palestinians -- including 13 identified by Israel as attackers -- have died in a month of unrest, with dozens of other people wounded.

The government has thus far been unable to stop the violence. Israel says the attacks have been fueled by what it calls rampant incitement against Jews and Israelis on social media spread by Islamic groups and the Palestinian leadership.

Israeli police said 300 soldiers had already been incorporated into their deployment on the streets of east Jerusalem, where many of the assailants are from.

Israeli Cabinet minister Yuval Steinitz said the current conflict had less to do with political differences and more with anti-Semitic incitement to create a religious war.

Speaking to journalists, he showed Palestinian videos and animations that glorified the stabbings of Jews in the Old City of Jerusalem and the killing of a Jewish settler couple in the West Bank in front of their children.

He also quoted Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' recent statement where he blessed "every drop of blood spilled for Allah" and that Jews desecrated a Jerusalem holy site with their "filthy feet."

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