AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott officially filed for re-election on Tuesday, Nov. 23.
“I want you to know I’m running for re-election to protect and secure our border. I’m running for re-election to support our police officers in the great State of Texas. And I’m running to ensure Texas remains a job-creating machine,” he said in a video on Twitter, flanked by his family and a group of campaign volunteers.
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Today I filed for re-election!
We must continue to secure our border, support our police, & keep Texas a job creation machine.
With your help, Texas will remain the best state in America. pic.twitter.com/Do9GIJ9ESR
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) November 23, 2021
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