Gov. Greg Abbott kicks off South Texas re-election campaign – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (right) officially applied for reelection in November, ahead of the December filing deadline, but on Saturday night he “officially” launched his campaign efforts in southern Texas.

Abbott was in the Rio Grande Valley to host a summit on Hispanic leadership.

Late on Saturday afternoon at McAllen, he again announced he was running for re-election, followed by a shower of confetti.

Abbott is running for a third term in the highest office of state.

On the Republican side, Abbott faces (in alphabetical order) the Wise County District Attorney Paul belew, North Texas business owner Danny harrison, Kandy Kaye Horn, Houston-area woman, former State Senator Don Huffins, Springtown computer engineer Rick Perry (not just Rick Perry), talk show host Chad Prather, former president of the Texas GOP Allen B. West.

Democrat side, Abbott faces (in alphabetical order) Inocencio “Inno” Barrientez, native of Beaumont Michael cooper, former public radio journalist Joy Diaz, former member of Congress of El Paso Beto o’rourke, and Rich Wakeland.

Two other candidates are also on the ballot, Green Party candidate Dalila Barris and independent Deirdre Dickson-Gilbert.



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