Is Kinky Dropping Out of The Governor’s Race?
December 7, 2009

On Monday rumors were swirling that humorist Kinky Friedman was dropping out of the race for Governor of  Texas.

His campaign manager has sent a statement to the media denying that Kinky is prepared to make the move anytime soon: 

Austin–The only announcement today is that we have no announcement. Kinky has invested 7 months and a lot of money in this race and is not going to rush a decision that will so significantly impact the ticket. He is taking a few more days to visit with his supporters and friends. Kinky also wants to visit with both Mr. Shami and Mayor White before making a final decision. We will keep our supporters and the media advised once a decision has been reached.

Rania Batrice
Campaign Manager
Texans for Kinky

Kinky Friedman To Announce For Texas Governor
August 31, 2009

Just when you thought the 2010 race for Governor of  Texas couldn’t get any crazier,  musician and humorist Kinky Friedman has announced that he plans to run for Governor –  again –  but this time  as a DEMOCRAT.

Beginning Tuesday, September 1, 2009, Kinky will be in Houston to kickoff  a statewide tour  formally announcing his candidacy for  the March 2010 Democratic Primary.

His website is already up and running: http://www.kinkyfriedman.com/, and it looks like he has a packed schedule of  political events and personal appearances.

Remember when Kinky ran in 2006 as an independent candidate?

 He finished dead last  in a four-way fight between incumbent Governor Ricky Perry, former Railroad Commissioner Carole Keeton Strayhorn, and Democrat Chris Bell.

Still,  his campaign seemed to inspire a lot of  voters, who  enjoyed watching the self  proclaimed“Jewish Cowboy”  criticize politics as usual, and attack the better funded political insiders. 

Hank Gilbert and Tom Schieffer are the two other candidates who have announced plans to run in the democratic primary.

But, only Kinky will by the guy puffing on a cigar, wearing cowboy boots, asking for your vote.