The Texas Tribune reports:
Rick Perry is running for governor — but not that Rick Perry. The Republican Party of Texas updated its list of candidate filings Monday — hours before the deadline for the March primary election — to include a Rick Perry running against Gov. Greg Abbott.
Neither Perry could be immediately reached for comment. The candidate Perry’s form was notarized by Tony McDonald, an Austin lawyer who is active in anti-establishment conservative circles and has supported one of Abbott’s primary opponents, Don Huffines.
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It’s a Florida-style ghost candidate redux.
Rick Perry is running for governor as a Republican against Greg Abbott.
But it’s not *that* Rick Perry — just a man with the same name as the widely known former governor who has ties to groups that support Abbott’s opponents.
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— Rebekah Allen (@rebekahallen) December 13, 2021