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Kinky Friedman Announces Run For Governor

 

http://www.kxan.com/global/story.asp?s=289...tType=Printable

 

San Antonio -- It'll be unconventional. That's what Kinky Friedman promises of his campaign for governor. And from the looks of it, he won't let Texans down.

 

The 60-year-old musician-turned-mystery writer will launch his campaign Thursday in San Antonio in front of the Alamo, the quintessential symbol of Texas independence.

 

The announcement was to be part of the nationally syndicated radio show hosted by Don Imus, a longtime Friedman friend, and simulcast on cable television. His announcement comes some 13 months before Democrats and Republicans selected their nominees, whom Friedman labeled "decaf or regular, paper or plastic."

 

Friedman says he's offering Texans a choice and a voice. One hurdle he faces will be getting on the November 2006 ballot since filing regulations clearly favor the traditional parties. He'll have up to two months in 2006, following the March primary, to collect 45,540 valid signatures on petitions to get him on the ballot later in the year as an independent.

 

That's one percent of the votes cast in the November 2002 governor's race. But according to filing rules, signatures he collects can't come from people who voted in that primary. And if there's a primary runoff, the signature period shrinks to 30 days after the runoff.

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He's going to have to run for a party to win these days.

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these days as in what the last 5 years....didnt ventura win as an independent for this same job in minnesota?

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and? independents can win state and local jobs. they just cant win federal jobs.

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