Navy veteran Dan McQueen, a Republican, is campaigning for the U.S. Senate using his training as a martial artist to let people know about the addiction problem in Texas. He made a stop in Killeen on Thursday.
Along the way, the Corpus Christi resident is also breaking boards and taking names.
He will face off against incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz in the March primary.
“We have a massive addiction problem that is decaying the core of our country,” McQueen said Thursday. “I am going to all of the martial arts businesses to create a communication network.
“I plan on breaking 100 boards across Texas (as part of his campaign).”
McQueen may be best known as the 37-day mayor of Corpus Christi. He said the media — especially a radio station — “smeared everything.”
“I thought it was best to just resign,” McQueen said.
McQueen said he is not afraid of taking on Cruz.
“How did a Soviet-communist supported country refugee’s son become a millionaire in the United States Senate?” McQueen said. “You tell me when everyone in America is struggling. The system is broken.”
McQueen said he will wrap up this portion of his “Breaking 100 across Texas” on Veterans Day and start back up later in the month.
For more information on the candidate, go to www.mcqueenforsenate.com.