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Kinky Friedman May Run for Governor Again

Friedman ran as an Independent in the 2006 election.

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    Former gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman stopped in Dallas Saturday.

    Kinky Friedman spent part of his Saturday in Dallas touting his liquor and a possible run for Governor.

    More than six years after losing the race for governor, the singer, songwriter and novelist said he's considering another run.  Friedman ran as an independent in the 2006 general election. He received more than 12 percent of the vote.  He also ran in 2009.

    He also shared his plan to solve the state's budget problems.

    "I would campaign very hard to legalize casino gambling," Friedman said. "And to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana. If we can accomplish those two things, we won't be talking about any kind of taxes for 30 years."

    Friedman appeared at the Lakewood Medallion Discount Liquors in Dallas to sign bottles of this "Man In Black Tequila."