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Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez Emerges as Potential Challenger to Gov. Greg Abbott

Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez Emerges as Potential Challenger to Gov. Greg Abbott

By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune November 6, 2017 Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez has emerged as potential Democratic challenger to Gov. Greg Abbott in 2018. In an interview Monday, Valdez described herself as “in the exploratory process,” looking at the data for a potential run against the Republican incumbent. “I’ve been approached and I’m

Gay Dallas Businessman Throws Hat into Governor’s Race

A gay businessman from Dallas announced on Friday, July 14 that he has filed the necessary paperwork to initiate a run for Governor of Texas as a Democrat, becoming the first candidate to challenge incumbent Greg Abbott in the 2018 race. Jeffrey Payne, owner of the the Dallas Eagle and four other businesses, told KTVT-TV

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