Allen West announces GOP bid for governor
LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) - Former Texas GOP Chair Allen West used July 4th to announce he’s running against Governor Greg Abbott in the Republican primary.
West had been a frequent critic of Abbott’s COVID-19 restrictions and mask mandates and will challenge the governor who is seeking a third term.
West is a former army officer and Tea Party Republican who served one term in congress, but was defeated in his re-election bid.
Although West is a vocal Trump supporter, Governor Abbott already has secured the former president’s backing in the primary.
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