Texas Independent Candidate for Governor Carole Keeton Strayhorn today released the following statement:
"Let the race begin. Almost a quarter of a million Texans signed petitions to place my name on the ballot because they want to shake Austin up. This is a two person race between Carole Keeton "Grandma" Strayhorn and Rick Perry. I am the only challenger with the resources, and the history of getting people to the polls, who can and will end Rick Perry's regime for a special few."