Tribpedia: Independent Candidates

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Independent candidates running for office have no affiliation with either major political party.

In the 2006 gubernatorial election, two independent candidates made a splash when they gave incumbent Gov. Rick Perry a run for his money. State comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn – “One Tough Grandma” – earned 18 percent of the votes, while her cigar-wielding independent opponent Kinky Friedman, Texas country singer ...

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