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Candidate for US Congress Lyle Larson of Texas

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My Special Guest is Candidate for Congress Lyle Larson of Texas. ----- Lyle Larson is a public official and businessman in San Antonio, Texas. He grew up on a large dairy farm and is a graduate of Texas A&M University. In 1984, he was hired by Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, as a salesman for surgical staplers and ligation products. He was successful in that endeavor and also developed an interest in public policy. As a result, in 1991, he ran successfully for the San Antonio City Council. He was reelected in 1993, and in 1996, he was elected Bexar County Commissioner, where he continues to serve. ----- Lyle Larson is the Republican nominee for U.S. Congress in Texas's 23rd congressional district. In the March 4 primary, Larson defeated attorney and banker Francisco "Quico" Canseco. --- At a rally outside the Bexar County Courthouse, Larson described his voting record on Commissioners Court, where he's represented Precinct 3 for 11 years, as "pretty conservative." But he said he'd side-step Beltway partisanship, and played up his experience in local government. --- Larson also said the representative for District 23, which stretches from San Antonio nearly to El Paso and takes in more than 600 miles of the Texas-Mexico border, should take the lead in Congress on immigration and border security issues. He said he favors a border fence in some areas, and advocated getting "the Mexican government involved" in the thorny issue of illegal immigration. ----- John Barnhart is an American talk radio host, political commentator, Blogger and published author. His radio show is broadcast LIVE weeknights 7pm to 9pm on the "Heading Right" radio channel.