Kinky Friedman to Run for Ag Commissioner as a Democrat

Singer, songwriter, novelist, humorist and former independent gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman will run for the Democratic nomination to be the state's next agriculture commissioner.

A formal announcement is expected on Monday. 

This will not be Friedman's first bid for statewide office. In addition to running for governor as an independent in 2006, he ran unsuccessfully for agriculture commissioner in the Democratic primary in 2010. He expects this cycle to be different, in part because of the excitement surrounding state Sen. Wendy Davis at the top of the Democratic ticket.

"The better Wendy does, the better we will do ...

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