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Cooper Files for Lt. Governor

Michael Cooper is officially running for lieutenant governor of Texas.

According to information provided by the Texas Secretary of State's office, Michael Cooper, a Fort Worth auto executive, has filed to run for lieutenant governor in the March Democratic primary. Cooper is the second candidate to file for the spot from the Democratic Party.

Cooper is the general sales manager for Kinsel Toyota in Beaumont, Texas. According to Cooper's campaign, he is running on a platform of "Education, Education, Education."

Also running for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor is Mike Collier. Collier is an accountant from Humble.

Republican Lt. Governor Dan Patrick is running for re-election.

Candidates have until December 11th to file for a place on the ballot.

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