Shami lost to Bill White in the Democratic primary by a decisive 63-point margin. It appears Shami believes that he was not the only preferable alternative to White running for governor.
“Gov. Perry has not only been true to the values that matter most to the people of Texas, he is also a conservative leader that has led our state in job creation and renewable energy,” Shami says in a news release from the Perry campaign. “As a former Democratic gubernatorial candidate, I believe jobs and the future for Texans is beyond partisanship."
In the same release, Perry graciously accepts Shami's endorsement, saying, “It is an honor to receive Farouk Shami’s endorsement of my re-election. His entrepreneurship and dedication to Texas jobs and the environment is a profound example of what our state needs to continue leading the nation."
Though he failed to win any elections this year, Shami still managed to carve out a unique place in the memory of Texas politicos by releasing this music video just before the election: