DALLAS (CBS11) – Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez could be considering a run for Texas Governor.

The Texas Tribune said Valdez told them she’s exploring a run in 2018 as a Democrat and challenge Republican Governor Greg Abbott.

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CBS11 reached out to her office Monday evening.

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Her staff would not confirm or deny a possible run for the Governor’s office saying, “People have been talking and Sheriff Valdez is listening as she always does.  She is currently focused on her job as Sheriff.”