It’s official, Greg Abbott is running for another term as governor of Texas.
Today I filed for re-election!
We must continue to secure our border, support our police, & keep Texas a job creation machine.
With your help, Texas will remain the best state in America. pic.twitter.com/Do9GIJ9ESR
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) November 23, 2021
Fox News reports:
“I’m here today to officially sign the paperwork to run for re-election as governor of the great state of Texas,” Abbott said in a video posted to Twitter Tuesday while touting the more than 20,000 signatures he had received to get on the ballot.
While there was little doubt Abbott would seek a third term as governor, the incumbent Republican has faced criticism from within his own party and is facing multiple challengers ahead of March’s GOP primary.
One of Abbott’s primary challengers is Texas Republican State Sen. Don Huffines, who in the past has taken aim at the governor for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Well, we don’t have a Donald Trump as governor. We don’t have Ron DeSantis as governor. We don’t have William B. Travis as governor. Unfortunately, we’ve got a career politician that’s a political windsock, a RINO,” Huffines said during an appearance at CPAC earlier this year.