Farouk Shami is staying in the race for governor, Tom Schieffer or no Tom Schieffer, Bill White or no Bill White. After a meeting with other gubernatorial candidates and Texas Democratic Party leaders in Dallas, the Houston hair care billionaire issued a statement:
"I came to America with $71 in my pocket and founded a multi-billion dollar company that has created thousands of jobs for Texans. Even Rick Perry says I embody the American Dream. I got into this race to create jobs for Texans, and that's why I'm sticking in this race. Let's have a positive Democratic Primary dedicated to discussing how to create the most jobs for Texans, and no matter who's part of that discussion, Texas will be better off."