Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez Exploring Run For Governor

Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez seems to be exploring a run for Governor. She told the Texas Tribune in an interview on Monday that she is "in the exploratory process." 

Governor Greg Abbott, who beat Democrat Wendy Davis by 20 percentage points in 2014, reported a campaign fund balance of $41 million in July. He faces no major GOP opponent and is expected to file his candidacy for a second term Saturday.

When NBC 5 reached out to Sheriff Valdez, we were given a statement saying "People have been talking and Sheriff Valdez is listening as she always does. She is currently focused on her job as Sheriff. At this point, there is no new information to add."

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