Houston haircare mogul Farouk Shami made his first campaign stop in Austin on Wednesday and offered his take on a variety of issues facing Texas. We let the candidate speak for himself on the economy, environment and taxes in Texas.

In the audio component to this piece, Ben Philpott, who's reporting on the governor's race for KUT News and the Tribune, explores Shami's unpolished performance when it comes to explaining how he'd create the jobs he loves to talk about.

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