Craig James On Why People Don’t Like Him

In addition to an interesting oral history of Outlaw County, the April issue of Texas Monthly features a short front-of-the-book interview with the always lovable very popular handsome Craig James. The embattled Senatorial candidate discusses the reasons he’s running for office, how he started fighting “evil,” and why he wet the bed until he was a teenager. (Short answer: family and religion.)

But he also talks about why he believes there is so much animosity toward him. Mostly, he says, people don’t want him to be such a great guy:

“‘There’s a lot of people who don’t have a faith and don’t believe 
what I believe, who want to rip me up,’ he explained. ‘They don’t like the fact that I go home to the same lady every night and have for twenty-nine years. They don’t like that I’ve been a dad and I’ve been there for my kids. 
They don’t like that I’ve been in the spotlight but haven’t stumbled. I think there’s a group of 
people who would like to see me come down.'”

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