Son Of Ex-Democratic Governor Enters Texas Governor's Race

Andrew White poses with his family moments before announcing his candidacy during a press event held in Houston

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Andrew White, son of former Texas Governor Mark White, has officially announced his own candidacy for governor in the 2018 Democrat Primary. White, an investor who isn't well known in Texas, held a rally Thursday in his hometown of Houston, promising to campaign as a conservative Democrat. "But I'm not running because I'm his son", White said.

Vowing to listen to every Texan, instead of having a political agenda tailored for every single demographic, White noted: "I won't act like I know everything". He's never run for office but calls himself a "common sense Democrat" who thinks the state's Republican leaders have shifted too far to the right. "We need leaders willing to do right and risk their re-election".

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White's announcement comes a day after Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez announced she is also entering the race as a Democrat. "But I'm not running because I'm his son", White will say, according to prepared remarks provided by the campaign.

White joins a crowded field of Democratic candidates running in the spring primary.

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Like the rest of the Democratic contenders, White faces long odds in unseating Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who is running for a second term next year.

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