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Governor Abbott Draws Democratic Challenger

Jeffrey Payne, of Dallas, is running against Governor Greg Abbott in 2018.

Payne, a Democrat, filed his candidacy on the same day that Governor Abbott announced his bid for re-election. Payne owns five businesses in the Dallas area and is loaning his campaign $2.5 million, according to CBS DFW. 

Payne joins Abbott and Republican secessionist Larry SECEDE Kilgore as announced candidates for governor.

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

Photo by CBS11

Photo by CBS11

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