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Shami Touts Jobs In Dallas Gubernatorial Stump Speech

By Omar Villafranca
|  Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010  |  Updated 8:45 AM CDT
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2010 Democratic gubernatorial hopeful and Houston businessman Farouk Shami.

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Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Farouk Shami's economic policy can be summed up in one word: jobs. Meanwhile, Republican hopeful Deborah Medina's camp denies allegations of campaign funds.
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Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Farouk Shami's economic policy can be summed up in one word -- jobs.

On Tuesday morning, the Houston billionaire businessman talked to a Dallas crowd to outline his economic policy. His winding economic speech included touting the opening of his latest Farouk Systems company in Houston's 5th ward, which will hire residents in the area. 

Shami said he didn't want to wait to become governor to start helping Texans find jobs.

Shami also focused on green energy jobs, which he said can provide roughly 150,000 jobs to Texans. After a trip to El Paso, Shami said he'd like to set up solar panel installation teams to put in panels on Texas homes.  

He also said, if elected, anyone looking for work would find it in his administration.

"The other thing that I will do as governor is take everybody that needs a job, that is looking for a job, and do infrastructure and construction work," Shami told the crowd.

Shami's opponent in the primary battle for Democratic candidate is former mayor of Houston Bill White.

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