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Yarbrough Joins Race for Governor

Grady Yarbrough has joined the race for governor of the Lone Star State.

On Saturday, Yarbrough filed to run in the Democratic primary for governor of Texas. Yarbrough, a retired Tyler school teacher, filed the necessary paperwork with the Texas Democratic Party to run for governor in 2018.

Yarbrough has previously sought public office in Texas on a number of occasions. In 2012, Yarbrough ran for the Democratic Party's nomination for the vacant United States Senate seat, eventually losing a runoff to Paul Sadler. Yarbrough also won the Democratic party's nomination for Railroad Commissioner in 2016, losing the general election to Republican Wayne Christian, 53 percent to 38 percent.

Also on Saturday, Governor Greg Abbott filed to seek re-election in 2018. Abbott is running as a Republican.

Filing for statewide office ends on December 11th.


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