AUSTIN (AP) - Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has been baptized in the Jordan River while visiting Israel with officials from different states.
Patrick tells the Austin American-Statesman that he received a baptism during an eight-day trip he took with a delegation of seven Republican lieutenant governors, funded by a conservative policy organization, the State Government Leadership Foundation.
Patrick met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli companies doing business in Texas.
He also went to the Sea of Galilee and the Western Wall.
Patrick has described himself as a "Christian first, a conservative second, and a Republican third."
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