Since Friday a week ago, Texans from all backgrounds and all regions have asked me to consider running to be our next Governor of Texas. Yesterday afternoon I announced that I’d consider running for Governor and will make a decision by Friday, December 4th.
I wanted to say how much I appreciate your support in my Senate race. Thank you for bringing momentum to this campaign for Texas’ future.
I’m writing to let you know what’s on my mind. Both our next Governor and our next Senator must bring new energy to the task of moving our state forward. In both positions, we need leadership that can bring our state together and reduce the strident partisanship in Austin and Washington.
As I’m considering how I can best serve our state and how we can work together to move our state forward, I’d like to hear your opinion. Your advice and counsel are needed now more than ever.
Texans know we can do better than ranking dead last in the nation in the percentage of our population with a high school diploma. Texans know we can do better than the last decade of soaring energy costs, increasing insurance costs, and skyrocketing college tuition.
We need leaders in the Governor’s office and in the U.S. Senate fighting for ordinary Texas families instead of for political points or special interests.
Politics aside, I hope you enjoy your friends and family during this week of Thanksgiving and say a prayer for those who cannot be home with their loved ones because they are serving us abroad.