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Musician, author and Texas gubernatorial hopeful Kinky Friedman rides during a parade in Houston in 2005. (credit: Dave Einsel/Getty Images)

Is Kinky Gearing Up For Another Political Run?

Are you ready to get Kinky? After several failed attempts to reach the governor’s mansion a Texas singer, songwriter, humorist and aspiring politician isn’t giving up. Kinky Friedman says a lot of people are upset with the way things are being run in Texas.

CBSDFW.COM–08/08/2012

Rick Perry Leads "The Response" Prayer Rally In Houston

New Perry Iowa Ad Touts Jobs Over Campaign Polish

Trailing in a new Iowa poll, Republican Rick Perry says in a new ad running there that his jobs record is more important than the candidate’s on-camera polish.

10/31/2011

Republican presidential candidate Gov. Rick Perry outlines his flat tax plan in South Carolina. (credit: Richard Ellis/Getty Images)

Perry Promises 2.5 million Jobs In First TV Ad

Rick Perry promises to create at least 2.5 million new jobs in his campaign’s first television advertisement as he seeks to refocus his struggling GOP presidential bid on his economic successes as Texas governor.

10/26/2011

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney speaks with the media after visiting the Brewery Bar IV on June 20, 2011 in Aurora, Colorado. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Romney Sticks With Strategy Despite Perry’s Surge

Mitt Romney is campaigning in New Hampshire as though he’s still the GOP presidential front-runner. He’s focusing his criticisms on President Barack Obama, taking few risks and keeping most of his proposals vague.

08/25/2011

Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Marriott Wardman Park on February 11, 2011 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Debt The Focus Of First Ron Paul TV Ad For 2012 Race

Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul is using his first campaign television ad to promote his opposition to a compromise on raising the federal debt ceiling.

07/14/2011

Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Marriott Wardman Park on February 11, 2011 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Ron Paul Retires From Congress To Focus On Presidential Campaign

Texas Rep. Ron Paul says he will retire from Congress when his term runs out in 2012 and will focus on his campaign for president.

07/12/2011

Texas Governor Rick Perry (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Governor Perry May ‘Shake Up’ GOP Field

Governor Rick Perry is calling influential Republicans in early voting New Hampshire and Iowa, the latest indication that he’s seriously considering a presidential run.

07/11/2011

Texas Governor Rick Perry (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Governor Perry Addresses Boy Scouts In California

Governor Rick Perry told a Boy Scouts ceremony on Wednesday that the federal government is rudderless, kicking off a trip to California that has stoked speculation that he will enter the Republican contest for president.

06/30/2011

Texas governor Rick Perry  (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Governor Perry, With Eye On 2012, Makes California Swing

Governor Rick Perry will swing through California this week for private meetings with Republican leaders, potential fundraisers and legislators that will stoke speculation that he plans to enter the 2012 Republican presidential contest.

06/29/2011

Texas Governor Rick Perry addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference on February 11, 2011 in Washington, DC. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Hoopla, Hype Hover Over Unsettled GOP Presidential Field

Governor Rick Perry weighs a campaign. Sarah Palin draws crowds. Michele Bachmann considers a presidential bid. And activists implore Gov. Chris Christie to run. The Republican presidential field is far less settled than it seems.

06/01/2011

Ron Paul attends a California movie premiere. (credit: Getty Images/Jason Merritt)

Ron Paul: “50-50 Chance I’ll Run for President”

Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul, known for bucking his party in favor of his libertarian principles, says there’s a chance he’ll make another run for the presidency.

CBSDFW.COM–12/13/2010