Tom Pauken Withdraws From Governor's Race

Tom Pauken said on Thursday that he wouldn't file for the GOP primary for governor, explaining that the difficulties of running against the best-funded statewide candidate in the state would be too great.

The former Texas Workforce Commission chairman hadn't yet submitted papers to formalize his long-shot campaign for his party's nomination, spurring speculation that he wouldn't pull the trigger on a run.

"Even though I have worked hard to get our message out across the state the past six months, unfortunately we are nowhere near where we need to be financially and organizationally to win ...

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