Strayhorn Challenges Perry for Governor

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

AUSTIN -- Carole Keeton Strayhorn, the fast-talking state comptroller who makes sport of chastising Republican Governor Rick Perry, said today she would challenge the governor in next year's GOP primary.

The 65-year-old Strayhorn made the announcement to a cheering crowd at a block party just a few streets away from the state Capitol. Strayhorn's announcement came shortly after Perry vetoed
education funding from the state budget bill, and called lawmakers
back to Austin for a special session on school finance.

Lawmakers failed to approve a new school funding plan during the
legislative session that ended May 30 and in a special session last year. Strayhorn, known for her quick and sharp tongue, has spent the past year attacking Perry's leadership and his failure to bring lawmakers to a consensus on public school funding.

As comptroller, Strayhorn is the state's chief financial officer.


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