Carole Keeton Strayhorn showed her Red Raider spirit Wednesday morning while appearing in Lubbock to announce her candidacy for Governor. She is currently the State Comptroller but wants to change not only her position but her politics.
"I'm a Republican, but I know we must set partisan politics aside and do what's right for Texas. That is why I'm running for governor as an Independent, a Texas Independent. We can't wait any longer, it's time to shake Austin up," said Strayhorn.
Governor Rick Perry will kick off a 12 city campaign tour in Lubbock on Tuesday. He's the only Republican candidate running in the March Primary. Former Houston Congressman Chris Bell and Former Texas Supreme Court Justice Bob Gammage are running as Democrats.
Strayhorn faces musician Kinky Friedman for the Independent nomination. Both must gather more than 45,000 signatures after the March Primary to get on the ballot.