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Allen West running for governor of Texas
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Allen West Running For Texas Governor

Texas GOP Chairman Allen West has announced that he is running for governor of the state, contesting fellow Republican Greg Abbott. West, who recently announced his resignation as the chair of the Texas Republican Party,  has been critical of Abbott.

The declaration was made by West during a July Fourth appearance at Sojourn Church in Carrollton, Texas.  

“I can no longer sit on the sidelines and see what has happened in these United States of America,” West said in a launch video shown at the church.