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HOUSTON Texas congressman Joaquin Castro announced Tuesday that he will no longer show up at the roadside megastore Buc-ees after the owners backed Lieutenant Governor Candidate Dan Patrick.

Patrick broke the news on Facebook sharing photos with Buc-ee s owners and the beaver mascot.

Like so many Texans I love Buc-ee s. The service is great, the food is great... and of course my wife loves the clean bathrooms, he said.

Castro took to Twitter writing, Won t gas up there anymore since they support a fear mongering immigrant basher.

Buc-ee s owners responded with a statement of their own writing, Frankly beaver nuggets and beef jerky taste good regardless of political affiliation. Buc-ee s hopes that its customers don t choose where to buy their gas and snacks based on politics.

And so far, customers in Houston are backing Buc-ee s.

Politics has nothing to do with where I get my gas, said customer Jamie Stockdale.

With all due respect to Mr. Patrick and the Buc-ee s corporation, it doesn t have any impact on where I get my gas. I come here because it s convenient, said customer Jon Block.

Drivers we talked to said they come here for the prices, not the politics at the pump.

It s a free country, Block said.

Buc-ee s also wants to make clear that, as a company, they do not support political candidates. In fact, it s prohibited from funding Texas political campaigns by law. Public campaign filings show Buc-ee s owners Don Wasek and Beaver Aplin support Dan Patrick, as well as other qualified candidates.

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